We get asked about car seats a lot, so we created this helpful table of North Carolina car seat laws.
*Children 12 and under must ride in the back seat.
*Children should remain in a rear facing seat as long as possible.
The American Academy of Pediatrics announced that parents should keep their children in rear-facing car seats until age two (not one as previously recommended). The newest research has shown that kids in rear-facing seats are more than five times safer than those riding in forward-facing seats. Statistics from recent studies have shown that children under the age of 2 who ride in rear-facing seats are 75% less likely to die or suffer major injury during a collision.
* You can have your car seat inspected to ensure proper installation at your local Fire Department free of charge.