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Child Passenger 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

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 »

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Halloween Safety

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