Hyundai Motor America announced a partnership with Children’s Hospital LA (CHLA) to host car seat safety inspections and child passenger safety educator workshops to help save lives while promoting safe travel in automobiles. NHTSA estimates that car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants (younger than 1 year old) and by 54 percent for toddlers (1 to 4 years old) in passenger cars. Correct installation and proper use of car seats is critical and can help prevent child tragedies, should a crash occur.
“Correct and consistent use of car seats is the best way to protect children in a vehicle crash and avoid serious and life-threatening injuries. Proper education of parents, caregivers and children is vital to protecting young occupants,” said Brian Latouf, chief safety officer, Hyundai Motor North America. “Hyundai would like to do its part beyond offering the latest vehicle safety technologies by partnering with CHLA and hosting car seat safety inspections, teaching proper installation and use for young passengers.”