National Seat Check Saturday

SEAT CHECK SATURDAY - Fourth Saturday In September


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) promotes the fourth Saturday in September as Seat Check Saturday.

With one child under the age of 13 injured in an automobile accident every 33 seconds, the NHTSA hopes everyone will spread the news.

The proper use of child safety seats is the leading preventative measure parents and childcare providers can implement to avoid injury and death in young children. One 2016 safety fact to note is 328 children under 5 years of age were saved by car seats.

HOW TO OBSERVE #SeatCheckSaturday

Take a little time to learn the laws of your state’s DOT website about age, height and weight restrictions for children in safety or booster seats. Be sure to look over the information on for additional help choosing and installing these safety seats.

Use #SeatCheckSaturday on social media to spread the news about this National Day to your family and friends with little ones.


National Day Calendar continues to research when Car Seat Saturday began. However, over the years, the observance has grown. Many state and local agencies participate annually to maintain safety and awareness. While the observance is usually the fourth Saturday in September, it occasionally lands on the third Saturday.

24 September 2022
30 September 2023
28 September 2024
27 September 2025
26 September 2026
25 September 2027
30 September 2028
29 September 2029
28 September 2030
27 September 2031