Child Passenger Safety Week Focuses on Prevention Through Inspections

Even if you think you've got the safety seat in correctly, it never hurts to get an official thumbs up. Inspectors will be on hand to make sure across the state on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Each year, thousands of children are tragically injured or killed in automobile accidents. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 13.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration wants to change this and is seeking your help. For those who think they are securing their child properly, they are asking for a little "double check," just to make sure.

The NHTSA is declaring Saturday, Sept. 22 National Seat Check Saturday.  As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22), communities nationwide will have certified technicians available to provide hands-on child safety seat inspections and advice — for free!

Almost exactly a year ago an accident on Highway 36, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"accident-closes-highway-36-southbound-at-muskego-dam-road"} --> was a testament to how safety seats can keep a child from serious injury in a collision. While the 35-year-old driver was seriously injured when she hit a DPW truck on September 19, her


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