Whether renting with Avis, or driving your own car, remember these key tips:
Carefully review both the child restraint and vehicle instructions.
All children, 12 years old and younger, should always be buckled up in the back!
Never place a child restraint in a seating position with an active airbag.
Always get a tight fit-the restraint should not move more than one inch from side to side or front to back.
Make sure that the harness straps and clip are positioned and secured appropriately.
The U.S. Government recommends that all children who have outgrown child restraints should be properly restrained in booster seats until they are at least 12 years old or until he/she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly.
The U.S. Government recommends that from 40 to about 80 pounds and about 4'9" tall, children should always be seated in a belt-positioning booster. A booster seat lifts children so adult lap/shoulder seat belts are "positioned" correctly and safely. Plus, booster seats offer children better visibility and comfort.
Many states are strengthening their child restraint laws. The toughest is New Jersey, which now requires children 7 years and younger and less than 80 pounds to be in a child restraint.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that less than 10 percent of all children who should be using boosters are properly restrained.
Avis Managers have been trained to properly install our Evenflo seats using LATCH.
All Avis locations stock foam levelers to help ensure that seats are installed securely. All parents and caregivers of young children are encouraged to take special precautions when traveling in a rental car or in any vehicle..