WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of Child Passenger Safety week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding drivers children should always be properly restrained when riding in a car.
A new statistic reveals that more than a third of children under the age of 13, who died in car crashes in 2011, were not in car seats or wearing seat belts. According to the report, motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for children.
For Child Passenger Safety Week, more than 600 events in 45 states across the country will have certified technicians available to inspect car seats and show parents how to correctly install and use them.
To find out if your child is in the right car seat for his or her age and size, log on to www.safercar.gov/parents.
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