What Every Latino Parent Should Know about Child Passenger Safety
One recent study indicates Hispanic and black children were less likely to use age-appropriate restraints than white children. Could your child be one of them?
Because car crashes are the leading cause of death among children aged 1-13, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducts Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 16-22, 2012, to offer tools and resources to help parents make safer choices for their child when he or she travels.
On Sept. 22, 2012, car seat inspection stations nationwide will provide car seat checks and advice to parents and caregivers about selecting the right car seat for a child’s age and size, as well as installation tips.
For Spanish-speakers, the NHTSA also offer several additional resources, including:
- Tips for safely installing car and booster seats.
- A car seat inspection station locator that includes the option of searching for Spanish-speaking technicians.
- Instructional videos for installing several types of car seats and booster seats.
- An ease-of-use rating system for car seats and booster seats.
Call 1-888-PROTEGIDOS or visit safercar.gov/protegidos for additional resources or to locate a nearby car seat inspection event.