Buckled Up

Weiss, Jim; Davis, Mickey
May 2006
Fire Chief;May2006, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p90
Trade Publication
The article discusses basics of safety seat inspection to increase the survival rate of children in motor vehicle crashes. Children under 12 months should be in a rear-facing safety seat. Children older than 12 months who are between 20 and 40 pounds should be in a front facing safety seat. Children under 15 years of old should also always ride in the back seat of any motor vehicle with a passenger airbag. Another risk often identified during inspections is that booster seats are secured improperly. Safe Kids conducts certification and recertification of technicians to perform child safety seat inspections.


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