Sadly, vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in children in the United States. So many of these deaths could be prevented with consistent and proper use of an age- and size-appropriate car seat, booster seat or seat belt.
It’s important that parents ensure their child’s car seat is safe and secure. Many well-intentioned parents do not realize their child’s car seat is installed incorrectly.
To help ensure child are traveling safely, health department staff are available to coordinate car seat inspections at community events.
Protect your child and follow Kentucky child safety seat law:
• Any child under 40 inches tall must be secured in a child or infant car seat.
• Any child younger than 7 and between 40 and 50 inches tall must be secured in a booster seat.
• All children 7 and older and taller than 50 inches must be secured by a seat belt.
LEARN MORE: Check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s car seat recommendations.