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AAA says 75 percent of all car seats not installed correctly

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A new survey from AAA estimates that nearly 75 percent of all car seats are not installed correctly.

It's an alarming statistic when you consider car accidents are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of three and 14.

AAA says parents need to make sure they read the car seat's instruction manual and their vehicle's operating manual.

"We know that child safety seats can actually reduce fatal injury by up to 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers. So, please remember to use those car seats and to make sure they're installed properly," says Cassie Devaney with AAA Washington.

If you'd like to know more about properly installing car seats and other safety tips you can call (866) 732-8243 or visit their website, seatcheck.org.

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