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Child Safety Seats

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car safety seats on the market, it's no wonder many parents find this overwhelming.

The type of seat your child needs depends on several things including your child's size and the type of vehicle you have. To be sure your child is using the most appropriate seat, read on.

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2017 Child Passenger Safety Week / National Seat Check Saturday Campaign Materials

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Child Passenger Safety Week: September 17-23, 2017

National Seat Check Saturday: September 23, 2017

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

For children ages 1 to 13, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death. In 2014, an average of three children were killed and 458 injured every day while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Let's work together to help spread the word about child passenger safety, and help parents and caregivers choose and use #TheRightSeat.

Use this toolkit to download campaign materials and get information on how to generate awareness about child car safety in your community.

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NHTSA highlights seat belts and car seats during Child Passenger Safety Week

“Risking the safety of future generations by letting children ride unrestrained is not acceptable,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Seat belts and car seats save lives, and need to be used on every trip.”

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43% Of Children Who Died From Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained
NPR: 43% of children who were in a car crash where someone died were not buckled in properly or were not wearing a seat belt at all.

And child fatality rates in deadly car crashes vary widely by state.

The results add evidence to the argument that state regulations and public information tactics can affect motor vehicle safety for kids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that, for example, seat belt use across all age groups is higher in states with more stringent seat belt enforcement laws.

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Alabama's Child Passenger Safety Resource
Cpsalabama.org is an excellent resource for child passenger safety information for the state of Alabama. The site's interactive tools allow users to obtain local contact information for CPS coordinators.

Click Here for more information and resources on child passenger safety in the State of Alabama.

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