National Seat Check Saturday aims to raise people’s awareness of the importance of having a child seat in their car. Every year on the fourth Saturday in September, events initiated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are held. According to statistics, the number of accidents involving children is increasing every year, 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: the lack of a child seat in the car, a teenager driving a car, a child left in the cabin in the open sun. For the first time such an 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 in the cabin incorrectly, and this increases the risk of injury.
How to celebrate
Read the safety instructions and the correct use of the child seat in the car. The document can be found online at the NHTSA website. Be aware of how common car accidents involving children are in America, share this information on social networks, urge people to follow the rules and regulations of 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.