National Seat Check Saturday aims to show how important having a child seat in their car is. Every year on the fourth Saturday in September, events started by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are held. According to statistics, the number of accidents involving children is increasing every year, and the main reason is non-compliance with safety rules.
In America, there is a special training program aimed at eliminating the main risks that children face on the road. The most common causes of injuries and deaths of children are the lack of a child seat in the car, a teenager driving a car, and a child left in the car in the sun. This initiative was announced at the end of the 20th century. At that time, a standardized program was developed, according to which technicians and instructors were trained and qualified to carry out vehicle inspections.
- According to statistics, a child under the age of 13 is killed every day in America, and almost 380 children are injured.
- Properly selected and installed child seat significantly reduces the likelihood of injury. The chance of getting injured is reduced by almost 60%.
- Since the adoption of child seat legislation, the number of deaths among children as a result of traffic accidents has decreased by a third.
- Almost half of the drivers install the seat incorrectly, and this increases the risk of injury.
How to take part
Read the safety instructions and use a child seat correctly in the car. The document can be found online at the NHTSA website. Be aware of common car accidents involving children are in America. Share this information on social networks, and urge people to follow the child safety protocols.
When is National Seat Check Saturday celebrated in 2022?
National Seat Check Saturday is observed on the fourth Saturday of September each year.