The CDC directs individuals to “install and use car seats and booster seats according to the seat owner’s manual. You can get help installing them from a certified child passenger safety technician.
Buckle all children aged 12 and under in the back seat.
- Buckle children in the middle of the back seat when possible, because it is the safest spot in the vehicle.
- Airbags can kill young children riding in the front seat. Never place a rear-facing car seat in front of an airbag.
- Buckle children in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts on every trip, no matter how short.
- Set a good example and help protect everyone in the car by always using your seat belt.”