Toyota “Buckle Up for Life” Teaches Car Seat Safety
There was a time not all that long ago when car seats were extremely primitive, and before then there were no car seats at all, just kids sliding around on the bench seat in the back row of a massive 1950s sedan. Today, of course, car seats are better than they’ve ever been, and Toyota engineers have worked incredibly hard to make sure that they also are easier to install than ever before. Whether it’s a Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sienna or some other vehicle in the stable doesn’t matter; all Toyota models come equipped with the LATCH system that makes it possible to simply snap in a car seat that will keep young children completely and utterly safe.
The problem, however, is that three out of four car seats are improperly installed by the people who purchase them, according to the NHTSA, and that negates the whole purpose of buying these safety seats in the first place. That’s why the Toyota brand continues to team up with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a leading pediatric health care system in North Texas called Children’s Health to organize “Buckle Up for Life,” a national program established in 2004 that aims to educate parents on how to properly install and use their safety seats.
Here at Palmer’s Toyota, we also are happy to show customers how to install those seats, but this educational program gives drivers a sense of which seat to buy in the first place, as well as information for correct installation. You can fit a lot of different types of safety seats into a Toyota Prius or Toyota Corolla for sale, but there are some that are better for certain models than others.
We encourage you to visit buckleupforlife.org or visit your friendly neighborhood Toyota dealership serving Pascagoula, MS for more information on how to keep your kids as safe as possible at all times.