Most parents want what's best for their kids, however, research shows they may take shortcuts when it comes to traveling. A survey from Safe Kids Worldwide shows that a significant number of parents do not buckle up their child for these reasons: when they are not going far, when they are in a rush, or when traveling overnight.
It is simply a life or death situation when choosing to travel with your child unrestrained. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. This isn't a controversial decision. Buckle up every ride, every time. Your child's life depends on it.
To find out if you are using your car seat correctly, make an appointment with a local technician. Visit www.buckleupnc.org/local-programs-checking-stations to find a list of child passenger safety technicians near you. Safe Kids Worldwide has a variety of tips, videos and infographics to answer your car seat questions.