|Car Safety Seat Hotline|
|February 3, 2023|
Is Your Family Riding in a Safe Manner?
Protecting children in cars requires a long-term commitment. Field experience during child safety seat checkpoints show that 9 out of 10 child safety seats are not being used or installed correctly.
Parents routinely protect their children through the use of car seats, but many parents do not use booster seats. Parents of booster age children (generally 4-8 years of age) skip the use of a booster seat and move their child to the adult safety belt too soon. Booster seats help position the adult safety belt properly on the child’s shoulders and hips providing a safer and more comfortable ride. Make sure your child safety seat is installed correctly!
To learn more about car seat assistance programs and inspections offered by Kids in Safety Seats (KISS), a state-wide program funded through the Maryland Highway Safety Office, visit
The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) website has additional information relating to specialized safety seats and safety seat facts