Did you know that National Child Passenger Safety Week occurs each September? As a parent, you might think you’re all covered here, but data suggests that nearly half of all children’s car seats are installed incorrectly, which increases the risk of infant injury or death by up to 71%.
At Pappas Toyota, we wanted to do our part and help parents understand the ins and outs of Missouri’s child car seat laws. Here’s everything you need to know about the state’s rules regarding booster seats, infant seats, and general child safety seats by age, height, and weight.
Did you know that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? (Don’t worry — not many people in St. Louis do.)
We shouldn’t need a dedicated month to publicly condemn distracted driving, yet data clearly shows that distracted driving is a growing epidemic, particularly among teenage drivers who are already prone to make mistakes on the road. Approximately 6 out of 10 teen car crashes are caused by a distracted driver. As a parent, these sobering stats may have you questioning whether to even buy your teen his first car.
For those worried parents, we suggest reviewing these tips with your teenager and be sure to take the pledge to remain distraction-free through April (and the other 11 months of the year).