Nissan's Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Program
For all parents, the safety of their child is the primary concern, whether at home or while traveling. Child safety has been given a lot of attention lately by automobile manufacturers. For safe and comfortable driving, it is important that your toddler or baby is snugly seated inside the car. This gives you both peace of mind and a distraction-free drive.
Nissan understands the importance of a child safety seat, which is why it has come up with its Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Program. This program, which is a first in the industry, was started in 2002 and was designed to help Nissan drivers navigate through the sometimes-confusing world of child restraint systems.
The Nissan Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Program aims at providing valuable tools and resources to help parents determine which child safety seats fit properly in Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. It also offers tips on how to achieve a secure fit when installing a rear or forward-facing child seat or booster.
One of the major reasons of injury among young children while traveling in a car is a wrongly-fitted child safety seat. Knowing how to properly secure a child in the rightly-configured safety seat is very important for all parents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for children aged 1–12, as they are more vulnerable to the impact.
The good news, though, is that the use of a child restraint system has been found to reduce fatalities by 71% in infants and 54% in toddlers. This makes finding the correct child restraint system all the more important for your child’s safety.
Under the Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Program Nissan offers, the manufacturer has been hosting various events to increase awareness and educate drivers about child safety. From conducting inspections of child safety seats in vehicles to guiding people to correctly install child seats, periodically at many locations, Nissan has taken child safety to a new level.
Nissan has also hosted Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) courses at its training centers, during which firefighters and emergency medical technicians learn about crash dynamics, injury prevention strategies, and child-restraint selection and installation.