Child Seat Safety Awareness Week

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week Is This Week

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This week (September 14-20th) is Child Passenger Safety week. We are taking some time out to bring awareness to Child Passenger Safety. Please always make sure your children are in the proper car seats, booster seats and seat belts.

Car Seat Safety Facts

• Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.
• To help to prevent major injury to a child, you must ensure that they are in the properly installed Car Seat and Seat Belt.
• Only 46 percent children ages 4-7 were properly restrained in booster seats in 2013, statistically unchanged from 2011.
• Only 9 percent of children ages 1-3 were prematurely graduated to booster seats in 2013, a significant decrease from 12 percent in 2011.
• About 10 percent of children ages 1-3 were restrained in rear-facing car seats in 2013, a significant increase from 7 percent in 2011.
• Only 46 percent children ages 4-7 were properly restrained in booster seats in 2013, statistically unchanged from 2011.
• Only 9 percent of children ages 1-3 were prematurely graduated to booster seats in 2013, a significant decrease from 12 percent in 2011.
• About 10 percent of children ages 1-3 were restrained in rear-facing car seats in 2013, a significant increase from 7 percent in 2011.

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National Child Seat Check Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Saturday, September 20th is National Seat Check Saturday. There will be car seat checks set up around Charlotte. Here are the events you can attend this Saturday, to get your car seats checked;

• Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg will be hosting a Child Safety Seat Check, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Sep 20, 2014, at the Kohl’s in Matthews NC. Address is: 9617 E Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28105
• Safe Kids of Cabarrus County will be hosting a Child Safety Seat Check, Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at K Mart in Concord. Address is: 545 Concord Pkwy, Concord, NC 28025

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