Car Seat Safety
Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?
Using the correct car seat could save your child's life. Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children, but many deaths can be prevented. It is your responsibility to make sure children younger than 16 are properly and safely secured during every trip.
Match Size to the Seat.
There are no standard size requirements for car seat fit. Even if your child looks big enough to move to the next size seat, be sure to follow all manufacturer recommendations on the car seat label. Car seats, booster seats and seat belts are developed to protect children based on their sizes, not their ages.
If you have any questions about whether your child's seat meets federal safety standards, has been recalled or is installed correctly, call one of our inspection stations and talk to a certified technician.
Child Passenger Safety FAQs:
2015 Child Restraint Survey
This report compares the use of child restraints (car seats and safety belts) in passenger vehicles in Oklahoma across seven observation periods: July 2007-2009, June 20100-2014 and September 2015. Overall, the combined percentage of infants and children restrained has increased from 85.4% in 2007 to 89.7% in 2015. It appears however that overall usage has "stalled" since 2012. Usage of infant car seats has shown steady increases over the recent year, but young children have not show the same increase. Relatively few significant differences in restraint use rates exist across the regions of the state. (click HERE to download full survey)