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Child Passenger Safety Week begins Monday

Child Passenger Safety Week begins Monday
Posted at 5:07 AM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 05:34:37-04

This week marks Child Passenger Safety Week. It is a good time to make sure your child’s car seat is installed properly.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says 96 percent of car seats are not installed properly.

The Fire Department has certified Child Passenger Safety technicians who will check your child’s car seat for proper installation, safety and recall status as well as educate you on how to properly install the seat yourself. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.

Many times, deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts.

On average, two children under 13 were killed per day in 2016 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, or vans.

Click here to schedule to schedule an appointment with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue's certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.