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Child Safety

In today’s highly mobile society, children travel more than ever. Sadly, this mobility comes at a price. According to NHTSA, more than 171,000 kids were injured and more than 1,200 died in car crashes in 2010 – enough to rank motor vehicle crashes as a leading cause of death for children in the U.S. Many of these deaths could have been prevented. Research shows that, when used properly, safety belts and safety seats are the most effective tools in preventing injuries and deaths in vehicle crashes.

From car seats to bike safety and beyond, AAA safety programs – some of which have been around more than 80 years – have shown positive results. Your local AAA Club has information that can help keep your family safe.

AAA Child Safety Seat Guide
Car Seat Safety: A How-To Guide

This guide provides information on the four stages of car seat use for children, beginning with stage one for newborn infants through stage four, when they’re ready for safety belts. Read More »

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School’s Open – Drive Carefully

Launched in 1946, AAA’s School’s Open – Drive Carefully awareness campaign was created as a way to help reduce child pedestrian fatalities and injuries. Read More »

AAA School Safety Patrol
AAA’s School Safety Patrol

The AAA School Safety Patrol program, begun in the 1920s and adopted worldwide, provides children the opportunity to assume responsibilities and help fellow students better understand traffic hazards Read More »

AAA's Preventing Backovers
Preventing Backovers

Every vehicle has blind spots, and backover incidents can occur when drivers cannot see a person behind their vehicles. Here, you will find data and safety tips related to these preventable tragedies. Read More »

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Traveling with Children

Tips for Traveling with your Children. Read More »

AAA Child Safe Travel Tips
Children Traveling Solo

Travel tips from AAA for children traveling solo or with a single parent. Read More »

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Halloween Safety

View AAA's Halloween safety tips to help keep children safe while trick-or-treating. Read More »

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Heatstroke

Avoid heat stroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child. View these tips for more information. Read More »