Child-safety seats are an important part of keeping your child safe in your car. To be effective, however, they must be installed correctly. This is harder than it sounds; 3 out of 4 children aren’t as safe in a car because their car seat is installed incorrectly, according to Safe Kids Oregon, a nonprofit agency dedicated to children’s safety.
This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, a time to remind parents about proper car seat use and encourage them to check their children’s car seats for correct installation and use.
Cars.com has four editors who are certified child passenger safety technicians. They use their expertise to cover car seat news and recalls as well as conduct Car Seat Checks with test cars that arrive at their Chicago headquarters. Most Car Pro Show dealers will inspect child seats to make sure they are properly installed.
For parents, here is a video that will help ensure that you are using your child’s car seat correctly. If you know people who use child seats, please take a moment and forward the newsletter to them.