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1 Child Passenger Safety Sponsored by Asian Services In Action (ASIA, Inc.,) 3631 Perkins Ave., Ste. 2A-W, Cleveland, OH (p) (f) Akron Office 730 Carroll St Akron, OH Funded by: U.S.DOT/NHTSA and ODPS/OTSO

2 Child Car Seat Basics The BEST car seat is … The one fits that fits your child The one that fits your vehicle The one that you will use correctly every time Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page # 107

3 Airbags Airbags can be found in most vehicles. Airbags protect passengers at time of a crash. Every vehicle should be checked for air bags Airbags can be found in steering wheel, instrument panel, in the door or the side of vehicle seat inflatable curtains Airbag Warnings can be found on: The visor Air bag cover Inside door Vehicle seat or seat belt Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page # 95 & 97

4 Airbag safety and Car Seats Do NOT place a baby in a rear-facing car seat in the front! If a passenger-side air bag inflates it will hit the back of the car seat with great force. This can cause death or severe brain injury, even in a low-speed crash. Can have air bag switch turned off or disabled by mechanic if a rear-facing infant or child under 13 must be transported in front seat. Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page #

5 4 STEPS in Selecting Childrens Car Restraints

6 Step 1: Rear- Facing Car Seat Rear Facing seat from new born to 1 year Use until highest weight or height allowed by manufacturers instructions Head should be 1 inch below top of the shell Use in semi-reclined position Use harness straps at or below shoulder level Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page # 126

7 Convertible Car Seat Child car seat that can be converted from rear- facing to forward facing MOST can be used rear facing up to pounds OR according to manufacturers instructions for weight, height and/or age limit Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page # 126

8 Step 2. Forward -Facing Car Seat Child is at least 1 year of age AND at least 20 pounds Child has reached highest allowed rear-facing weight on the car seat Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page # 153

9 Step 3. Booster Car Seats For children who outgrow CRs either in weight or height For children too large for car seat or too small for seat belt alone. Minimum weight: lbs. Maximum weight: lbs Check manufacturer s instructions Usually 4 yr- 8 yrs of age Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page # 179

10 Ohio Law-Booster seat Ohio Law October 7, 2009: Ohio Law requires children who are under 8 years of age or less than 49 tall to use booster seats Source: Retrieved: 7/13/11http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/hprr/cpsafe/childbooster.aspx

11 Combination Seat A combination car seat is a forward-facing- only car seat that is used with an internal harness system & can also be used later as a booster car seat Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page # 322

12 Step 4. Seat Belt Used when children outgrow booster seats (usually at age 8 or 49 tall) Used when Seat belt fits properly Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page # 186, 188

13 To be able to fit a seat belt, a child must: Be tall enough to sit with back and hip against back of seat and without slouching Keep the knees bent over the edge of the seat and keep feet flat on the floor Safely wear the seat belt: – Lap belt low and snug across hips – Shoulder belt across mid-chest and shoulder Be able to stay comfortably in this position for entire ride Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page # 188

14 Recommended that children 13 years and under, ride in back seat of car Source: National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program- Student Manual. DOT HS Page #182

15 When Choosing and installing Car Seat, Pay Attention to: Vehicle owners manual Car Seat instruction manual

16 Summary 4 Steps for Kids Car Restraints 1.Rear Facing 2. Forward Facing 3. Booster Seat 4. Seat Belt

17 Thank You! And Drive safely with your Kids Asian Services in Action (ASIA, Inc. )


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