The Facts – 3 out of 4 car seats are not used correctly Every year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in crashes, mainly because 3 out of every 4 children in child safety seats are not properly secured, or even worse, not restrained at all.
Confused About How to Use It Right?
In too many instances, parents are confused about how to correctly install their child’s seat, don’t know that every seat doesn’t fit in every car, or they don’t realize that their vehicle is equipped with the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system.
LATCH – Easier to get it right NHTSA is here to help you. Nearly every car seat and most vehicles manufactured since September 1, 2002, are required to have the LATCH system. LATCH makes it easier to get the child seat in right – the first time and every time.
Take Action Today to Protect Your Child We know that as a parent or caregiver, you will do everything in your power to protect your children. You’ll find here all the information you need to understand and use the LATCH system correctly and safeguard your child.
Simple Facts - Handout
LATCH Instructional Videos (click on the image for online viewing)