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Is your child safe in your car?

Missouri law requires all children under the age of 8 to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat, however, in 2019 13 children under 8 were killed and 52 were seriously injured, in crashes, many of which were not properly restrained in an appropriate seat. Mid County Fire Protection District Chief Scott Frandsen said one of the most common mistakes that parents and caregivers make is having the correct seat for the child’s size and age…

 

The best way to ensure that the seat is properly installed is to get instructions from trained personnel …

 

Missouri law requires all children under eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are at least 80 pounds or they are at least 4’9” tall. Also, remember that car seats have expiration dates. Due to the extreme heat and cold, a car seat can break down over time. Used car seats can also be dangerous, especially if you don’t know the seat’s history.


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