Most Parents Don't Know Enough About Car Seat Safety.
A survey released this week by AAA and Dorel Juvenile Group on child passenger safety found that although most parents...
A survey released this week by AAA and Dorel Juvenile Group on child passenger safety found that although most parents (76%) list safety as their top concern when purchasing a car seat, there is a significant knowledge gap that exists when it comes to the use of car seats and child passenger safety.
Key findings include:
- Less than half (44%) knew the safest position for a car seat is in the center of the seat.
- About one in four (26%) survey respondents could identify proper child safety seat age and height recommendations.
- The NHTSA estimates that as many as 75 percent of car seats on the road today are not properly installed.
- AAA recommends that any child up to age 8 or 4 feet 9 inches tall should be secured in a child safety seat or booster seat.
- AAA recommends that all children 12 years of age or younger ride in the back seat of a vehicle.