Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children aged one-19 years. Ninety-four percent of Nebraskans use child safety seats, but nearly 85 percent of those seats are installed incorrectly. .

Buckling children in age and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.

Child Passenger Safety Laws for 2018:

  • Rear Facing Car Seat: Birth up to age 2.
  • Forward-Facing Car Seat Age 2 up to at least age 5.
  • Booster seat: Age 5 until seat belts fit properly.

If you transport children, make sure their seats are installed correctly and they are the appropriate seats for their height, weight, age and developmental stage. Read the manuals of the child restraint and vehicle for correct installation. Child restraint manufactures have video instructions on their websites for assistance. To be certain you have installed your seat correctly, click here to find one in your area.