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Get Your Car Seats Inspected During Child Passenger Safety Week

Posted Sep 17 2012 12:57pm

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 12 years old. Deaths and injuries can be prevented by the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.

Child Passenger Safety Week, from September 16 to 22, is a good opportunity to make sure that your family and the families you know are properly using vehicle restraints. Visit www.safercar.gov/therightseat for guidelines and how-to videos on car seat and seat belt use and installation. You can also find car seat ease-of-use ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For even more help, find a child car seat inspection station near you . Certified technicians will inspect your child car seat - in most cases, free of charge - and show you how to correctly install and use it.

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