Child Passenger Safety

Basics of Child Restraint Selection

Properly used child restraints and seat belts provide very good protection to children. Providing this protection to children in crashes requires three important steps: restraint selection, harnessing and installation.

Project Web Sites

North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Resource Center
Information about North Carolina occupant restraint laws as well as tips for choosing and using child occupant protection.
Child Restraint Recalls
Information on recalls includes links to additional sources of information and lists of seats under recall. Users of this information can sign up for notification of updates via email.
The LATCH System
The intent of LATCH - Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children - is to simplify child restraint installation and thus help to protect children by keeping child restraints more secure in vehicles.
NC Child Passenger Safety Law
Includes an overview of North Carolina’s child passenger safety law, including a series of common questions and the difference in the law and safety recommendations.