Child Passenger Safety
Defiance County General Health District promotes Child Passenger Safety within our community. Motor vehicle crashes can occur anywhere and to anyone. Statistically, crashes are a leading cause of death in children. Many of these deaths result from the incorrect use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. According to a NHTSA study, 46% of car seats and booster seats were misused in some way that could decrease the protection offered by the child safety seat in the event of a crash. With continued education on child passenger safety and correct car seat installation, the risk of death or injury from a motor vehicle crash can be greatly reduced.
Child Passenger Safety Resources
Simple Steps to Child Passenger Safety
Learn More About Injury Prevention