One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, the right way, every time. Every state in the United States requires that children be restrained while in a car. See the links below for Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Seat Law and other links to important information on how to keep your child safe in a vehicle.
If you need help installing your safety seat or would like a technician to check whether you’ve installed it properly, the federal government has set up child seat inspection stations across the country. You can search for a location near you at NHTSA.gov.