|CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 16, 2019) – This week, September 15-21, is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Car crashes are currently the leading cause of death among children aged 1 to 13. Carolinians can help change these numbers by taking the proper precautions when driving.
“It is our responsibility as parents and guardians to ensure the safety of – children in vehicles,” said AAA Carolinas President Dave Parsons. “National Child Passenger Safety Week is a great platform for raising awareness about child safety in vehicles.”
In conjunction with the nationally recognized, week-long safety event, National Seat Check Saturday is Saturday, September 21. This is the perfect time to remind all motorists with child restraints to check the safety of their restraints and to stay up-to-date on any potential recalls affecting their restraints.
In 2016, there were 328 children under the age of 5 saved nationwide because they were in the proper car seats, according to the CDC. There will be safety events held across the Carolinas to teach child passenger safety and to provide free car-seat installation and checks. A list of North Carolina events can be found here, and South Carolina events here.
Parents and guardians should adhere to the following North Carolina laws regarding child passenger safety:
Parents and guardians should adhere to the following South Carolina laws regarding child passenger safety:
For more safety information on car seats and booster seats, and to register yours to be notified in the event of a recall, click here.
|AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.2 million member and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.|