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September 19, 2017 – Every day in Oklahoma, many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly, or are riding in the wrong car seats for their ages and sizes. Even worse, many other children ride while completely unbuckled. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three car seats are misused. During National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 17-23, AAA Oklahoma urges parents to be sure children are in the proper seat or booster for their age and size, avoid common mistakes, and seek expert assistance with car seat installation.
“Car crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for children under the age of 14,” said Leslie Gamble, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Oklahoma. “Using car seats that are age- and size-appropriate is the best way to keep your children safe. Car seats, booster seats and seat belts can make all the difference.”
There are many car seat choices on the market. Parents should visit https://safercar.gov for information to help them choose the type of car seat that best meets the child’s needs.
“Parents have the best of intentions when using a car seat but they may be placing their child in harm’s way due to simple installation mistakes, without being aware of it,” notes Gamble. “Anyone using a child safety seat in their vehicle should educate themselves, even if they’ve been using one for years, to make sure it’s installed correctly.”
Seven Common Car Seat Mistakes:
These AAA Oklahoma offices have certified child car-seat technicians on staff who will be happy to inspect child car seats to make sure they are installed properly. Appointments are required.
AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 57 million members nationwide and more than 400,000 members in Oklahoma. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. AAA is a not-for-profit, fully tax-paying member organization works on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app (AAA.com/mobile) for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, visit www.AAA.com.www.facebook.com/AAAOklahoma
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