Terry D. Jackson, Personal Injury Attorney


Know Georgia law when travelling in a vehicle with a child. Stay safe!

Staying Within the Law and Your Budget

From the Georgia Consumer Protection Division

In Georgia, automobile accidents are a leading cause of death and injuries for children ages 1 to 12 years.  The national statistics are sobering – in 2016, 723 children were killed and more than 128,000 were injured, according to the CDC.   

The lack or improper use of car seats is a major contributor to this problem.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4 out of every 10 children under 6 who die or are seriously injured in auto accidents were unrestrained or improperly restrained; however, when car seats are used correctly they are 71% effective in preventing injury among infants and 54% effective with children ages 1-4.  And children who use booster seats are 59% less likely to be injured in a crash than those using a seat belt alone.

Realizing the crucial role that car seats play in child safety, Georgia lawmakers passed laws and regulations pertaining to their use.

According to Georgia law: