How do you keep kids safe in a car?
- Activate the Child Safety Locks.
- Avoid Letting Kids Eat in the Car.
- Buckle Up.
- Have Proper Child Restraints & Car Seats.
- Check the Back Seat.
- Don’t Let Kids Play Around Parked Cars.
- Keep Calm and Carry On.
- Keep the Car Locked.
Should my 5 year old be in a car seat or booster? Children should stay in a booster seat until adult seat belts fit correctly, typically when children reach about 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 to 12 years of age. Most children will not fit in a seat belt alone until 10 to 12 years of age.
Where should all child seats be secured in a car? The safest place for your child’s car seat is in the back seat, away from active air bags. If the car seat is placed in the front seat and the air bag inflates, it could hit the back of a rear-facing car seat — right where the child’s head is — and cause a serious or fatal injury.
What are the 3 types of child safety seats? There are three types of car seats: rear-facing, forward-facing, and the booster, with each best suited to protect a child based on their age and size.