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it's national child passenger safety week!

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This week (Sept 13-19, 2015) is National Child Passenger Safety Week (#ChildPassengerSafetyWeek), and car crashes are a leading cause of death for children. While car seats, booster seats, and seat belts save lives, it is critical that they are chosen correctly, installed correctly, and used correctly.

Help spread the word with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's graphics below and the hashtags #ChildPassengerSafetyWeek and #therightseat. Most parents are confident they have correctly installed their child's car seat, but in most cases (59%), the seat has not been installed correctly.

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To see whether you are using the right seat for your child, visit the NHTSA's website.

For car safety tips for parents, read this One Tough Job article.

To locate your nearest child safety seat inspection site in Massachusetts, see this list, and to see a list of upcoming child safety seat check-up events, click here.

Also, be sure to register your car seat today. A new study shows that 80% of parents think car seat registration cards are important, but only 42% actually return the card.

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Stacey Nee
Communications Director
Stacey.Nee@state.ma.us
617.595.7639