According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, motor vehicle injuries are the greatest public health problem facing children today.
Child Passenger Safety
is an important educational program since Colorado State Patrol troopers in northeast Colorado estimate that about 90 percent of all child safety seats are installed wrong! The three things that parents often overlook include:
-Car seats are too loose
- the car seat should not move more than one inch in the seat belt path.
-Children are not strapped in tight enough
- shoulder harness straps on the seat should come over the child's shoulders and be snug.
-Retaining clasp is used incorrectly
- the retaining clasp that slides along the shoulder harness should be at the child's armpit level, not around their waist.