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Child Safety Seats
Avis has child safety seats for infants and toddlers at most Avis locations in the US.

There is a $8.00 per day charge up to a maximum of $50.00 per rental for the use of an Avis child safety seat.

Failure to return the seat in the same condition as received minus normal wear and tear may result in a $50.00 additional charge.

Avis uses LATCH car seat anchors—the first car rental company to adopt the new “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children” (LATCH) system as its standard for child seat installation. Learn more about Avis and LATCH.

The Basics on Child Passenger Safety
When 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 8 years old (approximately 80 pounds), unless they are 4'9" or taller
  • Set the example--always buckle up yourself

    Choose the Appropriate Child Safety or Booster Seat for Your Child
  • Up to 1 year old (and up to 20-22 pounds)
    Rear-facing Infant Seat or Convertible Child Restraint (in rear-facing position)
  • Ages 1 to 4 years (and 20 to 40 pounds)
    Forward-facing Child Restraint
  • Ages 4 to 8 years (or until 4'9" tall)
    Belt-positioning Booster Seat (with lap and shoulder belt)
  • Age 8 and over (or at least over 4'9")
    Standard Lap/Shoulder Belt (in the back seat)

    Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Hand Controls
Avis provides, at no extra cost, vehicles equipped with hand control for use by physically challenged individuals. Advance reservations are required. If you are in need of this special equipment please call 859-281-1681 for details and confirmation.

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