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Keeping Families Safe on the Road

Which cars are the safest for families?

5 safest car brands

U.S. News & World Report

  • Tesla
  • Volvo
  • Genesis
  • Audi
  • Mercedes-Benz

Best Family Cars of 2018

Kelley Blue Book

  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Ford Expedition
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Toyota Sienna

Factors to consider when selecting a safe family car

Does the vehicle have a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system?

Does the vehicle have an anti-lock braking system (ABS)?

Does the vehicle have stability control?

Does it have active head restraints?

Does it have adjustable rear shoulder seat belt anchors?

Tips for avoiding accidents when children are in the car

Stay alert

Do not drive while intoxicated

Drive the speed limit and obey traffic signals

Keep children restrained in the vehicle at all times

Do not text and drive

Limit distractions in the vehicle

What types of cars should families avoid?

Sports cars

(limited room/performance vehicles)

Extremely compact cars

(limited room for child seats)

How long should children use car seats and booster seats?

  • Rear-facing seats for Infants and toddlers – 2 years or 35-40 pounds
  • Forward-facing seat for toddlers and children – Up to 60 pounds
  • Belt-positioning booster seat – Height of 4 feet 9 inches or 8 to 12 years of age
  • Children younger than 13 years should sit in rear seats for best protection
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