Occupant Protection is Your Responsibility

Car Occupant Safety RulesLife moves fast, and with all of the things you have on your mind every day, it can be easy to let a few things slide between the cracks. Take driving your car for example. Forgetting to follow basic car occupant safety rules like fastening seat belts and securing your child into an appropriate child restraint isn’t a big deal once in awhile, right?

You might think skipping the seat belt or your putting your child in the car without a car seat or booster is OK occasionally, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it only takes forgetting one time to bring about some serious consequences.  The fact of the matter is, seat belts and child safety seats save over 13,000 lives every year, and it’s your responsibility to protect everyone in your vehicle.

It’s easy to keep your focus on occupant protection when you know the facts. Be in the know by taking a look at NHTSA’s 4 steps for kids to protect your children, and learn more about occupant protection and airbags by checking out the Safercar.gov guide to Air Bags.