Today is the beginning of Child Passenger Safety Week across the United States. Many agencies are teaming together to provide awareness of the importance of proper child car seats and boosters for families.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you can reduce the risk of injuries for children in a car accident anywhere from 45% for grade school children to 71% for infants by having age and size appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.
Safe Kids Worldwide states that car accidents are the second leading cause of deaths among children from ages 4 to 10 years old.
Because so many children are moved from a car seat, to booster, to seat belt too early, local agencies are providing Car Seat Inspection Stations to show the proper procedure in setting up a car seat or booster. They also inform parents on when to move from a car seat, to a booster, to the seat belt.
Parents can refer to the manufacturer's instructions on the car seat or booster for information on recommended height and weight limits as well as how to install the device.
For local residents in Conway, SC, you may contact Corporal Jeutta Reeves and Don Park at the Conway Police Department for information on their Car Seat Inspection Station at 843-488-7668 or visit 200 Laurel Street, Conway, SC 29526.