Child Passenger Safety


Make sure your child is in the right Child Safety Seat.  Many parents are unaware of the importance of proper use and installation of child passenger safety restraints and related laws.  

In 2021, 9 children less than eight years of age were killed and 80 suffered serious injuries as occupants in motor vehicle crashes in Missouri.  Thirty percent of the children killed and seriously injured were not restrained in a car seat or safety belt.

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old in the United States.

Stats & Facts
9 Children
Younger than 8 years old were killed as occupants in motor vehicle crashes in Missouri in 2021.
46 Percent
Of child passenger safety seats are improperly installed according to NHTSA.
39 Percent
In 2021, when the driver was not buckled, 39% of children killed or seriously injured were also not restrained.
17 Percent
Of children killed or seriously injured were not restrained when the driver was buckled up in 2021.
Child Passenger Safety

Videos on YouTube

Car Seats Save Lives

2019 :06 Bumper 

 Car Seats Save Lives

2019 :06 Bumper 

2017 Child Passenger Safety


2017 Child Passenger Safety


 2017 Child Passenger Safety


a mom and her child in front of a wrecked car

Child Passenger Note

Missouri law requires all children under eight to be in a child safety or booster seat until they are 80 lbs or 4'9" tall.

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