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Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children. In 2015, 1,346 children under age 15 were killed in motor vehicle crashes. That's more than three children
Properly securing children in safety seats goes a long way in keeping them safer. NSC believes child restraint systems should go
beyond state requirements, because too often state laws are no match for the laws of physics.
To generate awareness about child passenger safety in your community, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a
toolkit of free materials you can download and share with parents and caregivers.
Child Passenger Safety Week culminates with National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 29. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available at
car seat events nationwide to provide safety tips and car seat installation instructions to parents and caregivers.
Dozens of children die every year in hot cars, with incidents peaking between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Learn more about kids and hot cars.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2015 marked the second year in a row in which the number of teen motor-vehicle occupant fatalities increased; 2,358 teens were killed in 2015 compared to 2,176 in 2014.
Motor-vehicle crashes continue to be the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. teens. The death toll among teens 13 to 19, including pedestrian and bicycle incidents, was 2,715 in 2015 and is equivalent to more than seven deaths per day.
Crashes involving young drivers impact people of all ages. In 2015, the number of people dying in crashes involving at least one young driver totaled 4,702, a 10% increase over 2014. And, young driver fatalities account for less than half of the overall fatalities associated with young driver crashes. In 2015, there were 1,886 young driver fatalities, 975 fatalities among passengers of young drivers, 1,320 fatalities to occupants of all other vehicles and 521 non-occupant fatalities.
Yes, these statistics are frightening. That's why teen driver safety is an NSC initiative.
Learn why a teen's biggest threat is sitting on the driveway and what you can do to protect your child – from having them sign a safe-driving contract to signing up for a Weekly Digital Driving Coach.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about three kids die each week in hot cars. Learn what you can do.
Meet the winners and learn about the nomination process for 2019.
NSC is calling for uniform child passenger safety practices on school buses, airplanes and in vehicles. Learn the important steps you can take to ensure children are safe on every trip.
The National Child Passenger Safety Board appointed six new Board members in 2018.