Idahostatesman.com reports another tragic death yesterday involving a minor child that was ejected from the vehicle and may not have been properly strapped into a child safety seat. See http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/916458.html
One who purchases a child safety restraint system (child car seat, booster seat, etc.) needs to learn how to properly use it. There are community resources available that can teach and demonstrate how to properly use the child safety restraint system. First, research the web for information on selecting and using a proper child safety restraint system. A good place to start is at the website of the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration's website at http://www.nhtsa.gov/portal/site/nhtsa/template.MAXIMIZE/menuitem.9f8c7d6359e0e9bbbf30811060008a0c/?javax.portlet.tpst=4427b997caacf504a8bdba101891ef9a_ws_MX&javax.portlet.prp_4427b997caacf504a8bdba101891ef9a_viewID=detail_view&itemID=ce45e2542a964110VgnVCM1000002fd17898RCRD&viewType=standard
Second, read the literature accompanying the child safety seat before using it.
Third, check with local authorities who can demonstrate for you how to properly use the child safety restraint system and to "test" your knowledge to insure that you are properly using the child safety seat or booster. By "test," I mean examine how you have installed the child safety restraint system and provide you with additional information and demonstration on the proper way of using same. Those entities would include your local health department and the local fire department for starters.
Clearly, the first time you DON'T want to find out that you are improperly using a child safety restraint system is when you are involved in a motor vehicle collision and your child or grandchild is injured or killed. The life you save in this case will be your loved one.
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