Every year, CDC’s Injury Center celebrates Child
Passenger Safety Week to raise awareness
about the importance of always properly buckling children to keep them as safe
as possible on the road.
In the United
States, motor vehicle–related injuries are a leading cause of death among
children. Always buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats,
booster seats, and seat belts reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries by
more than half. Children are safest when car seats and booster seats are used
correctly. But, did you know that almost half of car seats and booster seats
(46%) are not used correctly?
To help keep kids safe, CDC’s Injury Center has developed resources for
parents, caregivers, and health care professionals that show how to buckle
children the right way in the right seat and how to avoid the most common
always buckle children aged
12 and under in the back seat!
Join us by selecting “Support with
Facebook or “Support with Twitter” and your account will post this one-time
message on 9/18 at 12:00 p.m. EST to spread the word about child passenger
Learn more about child passenger
safety at: www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/child_passenger_safety/index.html