GET THE FACTS
Child safety seat use reduce the risk for deaths to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%; and by 54% for toddlers (aged 1-4 years).
The National Picture
• Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children and young adults (ages 5-24).
• Child death rates decreased 43% from 2002 to 2011.
• 1 and 3 (33%) child deaths in 2011 were not buckled up.
The State of Washington
NEW! Washington State motor vehicle child fatal/serious injury data. This information was part of the recent Healthy People 2020: Leading Health Indicators Webinar on November 20, 2014.
Child Vehicle Occupant Fatality Rate, 1994-2013
Child Traffic Serious Injury Rate, 2002-2013
Child Vehicle Occupant Fatalities, 1994-2013
Child Vehicle Occupant Serious Injuries, 2002-2013
Map of Washington Child Fatality Crashes, 2010-2013
Map of Washington Child Serious Injury Crashes, 2010-2013
View Washington State Collision Data.
Washington's Child Restraint Law » RCW 46.61.687
Car seat inspection events provide caregivers an opportunity to talk to a certified car seat technician and ensure passengers are transported correctly. Bring your vehicle and car seat manual, and have your seat installed prior to arrival.
» Find an Event Near You
Find a technician, instructor or training:
Interested in becoming a certified car seat technician? Looking for a technician in your area? Visit http://cert.safekids.org/.
Car Seat Safety by Age
View the car seat safety videos available from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:
View more car seat installation videos at SaferCar.gov