LATCH Cross Country Car Seat Safety

With the holiday season moving into full swing, families across the country are in the car and on the go.  Whether you’re driving across the country to visit family or across town to holiday shop, it is important that your child passengers are riding safely and that child safety seats are used correctly. Our car is a smaller car, so I want to make sure my girls are safely strapped in, especially knowing the Iowa weather can sometimes make travels a challenge.Just because you are paying attention to the roads, doesn’t mean you can control other individual’s actions so it’s so important to keep your children safe.

AAA estimated that 30 million people traveled this Thanksgiving holiday alone, and for many this is just the beginning of the holiday hustle and bustle.  Now is the time to utilize the Child Car Safety tools provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council to learn more about proper car seat use and installation.  You will find informative resources that include instructional videos.

Have child passenger safety questions that you need answered before you travel over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s?  NHTSA is always available to answer your questions online through Facebook and Twitter.

Take the time out and learn about child seat safety. It’s never wrong to ask questions and make sure we do the best to keep those babies safe!

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  1. Our local Sheriff’s Dept. has a car seat check in various locations throughout the year and especially during the Holiday season. They inspect car seats and ensure the parents are strapping their kids in correctly. I think its a great idea to go along with following the safety tips that the NHTSA gives. Thanks for sharing such an important aspect.

  2. I was on the tour a few days ago and I’m checking out the other sites on the tour!

  3. Unfortunately we see a child not in their car seat or even buckled in at least every two or three months around here. My husband will point to the parents and then at the child, and then to the seat belt. If the parents don’t do anything about kids, especially those standing up on seats, my husband uses the cell phone and calls the sheriff or police dept., depending on where we are and gives them the license number, make, model of car etc., and where he saw them.

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