Car Seat Safety

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. Buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Child Passenger Safety Facts

Some studies have shown that approximately 75% of child safety seats are not installed correctly.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. 

  • In the United States during 2014, 602 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 121,350 were injured.

  • One CDC study found that, in one year, more than 618,000 children ages 0-12 rode in vehicles without the use of a child safety seat or booster seat or a seat belt at least some of the time.

  • Of the children ages 12 years and younger who died in a crash in 2014, 34% were not buckled up

Car Seat Recalls

To find out if your car seat has been recalled visit www.nhtsa.gov

Schedule a Car Seat Safety Check
Click here to request a car seat safety check with the North Shore Fire Rescue or Health Department.

Wisconsin Child Passenger Safety Laws
Click here for Wisconsin law and best practice for child passenger safety.

Car Seat Ratings
Click here for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration car seat ease of use ratings.