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RTAD has certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on our team that can perform a car seat check, assist you with education and proper installation of an approved child restraint device, and advise you of any recalls for any car seats. To schedule an appointment with a RTAD Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), please call 636-296-5066 ext. 1404 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Restraint laws require children riding in vehicles to use approved restraint devices such as car seats, booster seats, or seat belts that are appropriate for their age, height, and weight.
Not using an appropriate device or using the device incorrectly increases your child's risk for serious injury or death in a motor vehicle collision.
According to SafeKids Worldwide® approximately 2,600 children under the age of 13 are involved in a vehicle crash each day – or one child approximately every 30 seconds (SafeKids, n.d.). According to the latest research from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1 to 13. Approximately 42% of children killed in vehicle crashes in 2020 were unrestrained. 59% of car seats are not installed correctly and 46% percent of car seats are misused (NHTSA1, n.d.). Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71% (SafeKids Worldwide, n.d.). In 2017, there were 325 children under the age of 5 lives saved because they were in a car seat,” (NHTSA2, n.d.).
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA1). (n.d.). Car seats and booster seats. https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA2). (n.d.). Traffic safety facts crash stats. https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812683
SafeKids Worldwide. (n.d.). Car seat safety tips. https://www.safekids.org/car-seat