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Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children. In 2016, 723 children under age 13 were killed in motor vehicle crashes, according to Injury Facts. That's about two children
Properly securing children in safety seats goes a long way in keeping them safer. NSC believes child restraint systems should go
beyond state requirements, because too often state laws are no match for the laws of physics.
To generate awareness about child passenger safety in your community, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a
toolkit of free materials you can download and share with parents and caregivers.
Child Passenger Safety Week culminates with National Seat Check Saturday Sept. 29. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available at
car seat events nationwide to provide safety tips and car seat installation instructions to parents and caregivers.
Dozens of children die every year in hot cars, with incidents peaking between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Learn more about kids and hot cars.
According to Injury Facts, 2016 marked the third year in a row that teen motor-vehicle occupant fatalities increased; 2,416 teens were killed in 2016 compared to 2,380 in 2015.
Motor-vehicle crashes continue to be the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. teens. The death toll among teens 13 to 19, including pedestrian and bicycle incidents, was 2,820 in 2016 and is equivalent to nearly eight deaths per day.
Yes, these statistics are frightening. That's why teen driver safety is an NSC initiative. Learn why a teen's biggest threat is sitting on the driveway and what you can do to protect your child – from having them sign a safe-driving contract to signing up for a Weekly Digital Driving Coach.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about three kids die each week in hot cars. Learn what you can do.
Meet the winners and learn about the nomination process for 2019.
NSC is calling for uniform child passenger safety practices on school buses, airplanes and in vehicles. Learn the important steps you can take to ensure children are safe on every trip.
The National Child Passenger Safety Board appointed six new Board members in 2018.