Car seats should never be in the front seat.
Car seats should never be placed in front of an airbag.
Other seat-specific guidlines, including weight/height limits are on labels and in the owner's manual.
The most important factors are weight and height, not age.
Rear-facing sears are most common for newborns to 3-year-olds.
Forward-facing seats are most common for 1-year-olds to 7-year-olds.
Booster seats are most common for 4-year-olds to 12-year-olds.
Car seats should be used for as long as possible, per weight and height limits.
Car seats should be rear-facing for as long as weight and height limits allow.
Most children use seat belts by age 13.
State laws differ but are compliant with manufacturer guidelines.
Improper installation or belt placement
Not registering a seat with the manufacturer and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to receive recall notices
Allowing older children to buckle themselves in, as they are more inclined to make mistakes or shortcuts