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Get your car seat inspected for free

September 17-23 is Child Passenger Safety Week



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School has started, families are busy, and nationally certified child passenger safety technicians are gearing up. Child Passenger Safety Week is September 17 – 23; a week dedicated to teaching parents and caregivers about the importance of correct installation and use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts. 

Across Washington State, trained car seat technicians will check your child restraint for any recalls, ensure the restraint is appropriate for your vehicle and child, and that you are using it properly. It is extremely important to have your car seats inspected because more than 80 percent of child restraints inspected last year were being used incorrectly. Following the inspections, the child restraints were installed properly and the children are better protected.

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be a leading cause of death among children in the United States. Dedicating approximately 30 minutes for an inspection could save your child’s life. To find the nearest location, visit www.safercar.gov.

Child Passenger Safety Week is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and supported by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

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