CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 25, 2018): This week, September 23-29, 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 our children in vehicles,” said AAA Carolinas President and CEO Dave Parsons. “National Child Passenger Safety Week is a great platform for raising awareness about child safety in vehicles.”
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:
AAA’s recommendation is that every child aged 12 and under rides in the back seat to be safe.
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.