Because car seats save lives, all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico require their use. Even so, car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 12.
For a car seat to do its job, it has to be the right one for a child’s age and size. Car seats must be installed and used properly to provide adequate protection, and they must be adjusted to fit the child securely. Your child needs the right seat at the right time, used in the right way.