Car Safety

  1. Air Bags and Kids

    A car with an air bag is considered safer than a car without one. But for children under 12 years old, air bags can be dangerous.

  2. All About Child Passenger Safety

    Installing your child's car seat properly and using it every time your son or daughter rides in the car is one of the best ways to help keep him or her safe in case of an accident.

  3. How Safe Is the School Bus?

    During the school year, 23.5 million elementary and secondary school children ride a bus to and from school each day. Add in extracurricular activities, and school bus system becomes the single largest public transit system in our country.

  4. How's Your Car Safety Knowledge?
  5. Installing and Using Child Safety Seats and Booster Seats

    As part of your preparation for your new baby, you probably got an infant safety seat for the car. But do you know how to make sure it’s installed properly? And when do you switch to a child safety seat? Learn the ins and outs of safe car travel for your little one.

  6. Motor Vehicle Safety - Identifying High-Risk Situations

    High-risk situations: improperly installing a child safety seat, allowing a child to ride in the bed of a pickup truck, and leaving a child unattended in a car.

  7. Motor Vehicle Safety - Injury and Incidence Statistics

    Most motor vehicle crashes occur within 25 miles of home and in areas where the speed limit is 40 mph or less.

  8. Pedestrian Safety

    Children are at higher risk for pedestrian injury and death because they often don't understand traffic rules or the danger that vehicles pose. In addition, parents and caregivers often overestimate a child's traffic skills.

  9. Preventing Car Crime

    Vehicle thefts, carjackings and thefts of vehicle contents are common crimes. Here are suggestions that can help you prevent them.

  10. Safety Precautions for Kids in Cars

    Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of childhood death in the United States. But when properly installed and used, child safety seats reduce the risk of death by 70 percent for infants and 55 percent for toddlers.

  11. Set Limits to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

    There are no magic words to make a teen drive like an adult. But by setting rules, parents can make a dramatic difference in preventing crashes.

  12. Teen Suicide

    Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15- to 24-year-olds. The strongest risk factors for attempted suicide in youth are depression, substance abuse, and aggressive or disruptive behaviors.

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