State Police Offer Tips For Car Seat Safety
With National Child Passenger Safety Week coming to an end, the Michigan State Police wants to educate parents about car seats.
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children one to 13 years old, according to national statistics.
Troopers say car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants
and 54 percent for toddlers.
Children under the age of 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat, according to police.
Children four to seven should switch to a booster seat when they reach the top height or weight limit for a car seat.
Then, at around 4’9″ tall, your child can sit in a normal seat without a booster.
For more information, go to safercar.gov/parents.