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National Child Passenger Safety Week

Crashes are a leading death for kids 1-13 years old.

Posted: Sep 23, 2018 10:52 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – September 23 to 29 is Child Safety Passenger Week, and for good reason.

It’s a week to update on safety laws and recommendations to keep kids safe in the car.

According to the National Safety Council more than 700 children under the age of 13 died in traffic crashes in 2016. Of those deaths, more than 200 of the minors were unrestrained or not buckled in properly.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) cites car crashes as a leading death for kids 1-13 years old. In 2015, the NHTSA reports sea belts saved 248 lives of kids under 5.

To learn more about what is right for children of different ages, click here.

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