Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. Car seats and boosters provide protection in a crash. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right car seat and use it correctly every time you ride. Buckling up is the most important thing that you can do to protect yourself in a car crash. Your chances of survival in a crash increase to 60 percent when you use your seat belt. Your seat belt is also the best defense against impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers. Make sure children are secure in a restraint seat that is properly fit for their age and size.