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Jan

New Guidelines Regulate Children’s Safety Seat Use

January 11, 2012

In an effort to educate parents and caregivers on how to select a child safety seat and when the appropriate time is to transition your child to the next type of safety seat, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a press release discussing new guidelines the agency has set for children’s safety seats.

The new guidelines are categorized by age, rather than by type of safety seat. This is in an effort to stay relevant to data showing that this is what new child restraint system development is based on.

Recommendations for children’s car seat positions were:

  • Birth-12 Months- Child should always ride in rear-facing car seat
  • 1-3 Years- Keep your child in rear-facing car seat as long as possible based on height and weight limits set by the seats manufacturer. When your child has outgrown the rear-facing position, then move them to a front facing car seat
  • 4-7 Years- Keep your child in the forward-facing car seat until they have reached height and/or weight limits established by the seat’s manufacturer
  • 8-12 Years- Keep your child in a booster seat until they are big enough to fit into a seat belt properly

Indiana state law says that children under the age of seven are required to be buckled into a child safety restraint system when riding in a car.

The Indiana auto accident attorneys with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers ask that parents check their children’s safety seat limits to ensure they are in compliance with the new regulations.

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10
Mar

Woman dies in Indiana auto accident

March 10, 2011

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports a woman has died in an Indiana auto accident. 

The woman was in the passenger seat of a minivan when the car started to slide on Route 22. The driver crossed the median in the Indiana auto accident and ended up upside down in a ravine.

The woman was thrown out of her car and was pronounced dead at the scene of the Indiana auto accident.

The driver was taken to the hospital with critical Indiana auto accident injuries. Both the driver and the passenger were not wearing seatbelts in the Indiana auto accidents.

Two children were involved in the India auto accident, but were both safe after being in separate child safety seats.

Read more.

Do you think the driver should be at fault for this Indiana auto accident when the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt? Do you think the driver be held liable because the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt?

If you have been injured in an Indiana auto accident, the Indiana auto accident attorneys at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys can help you.

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