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New Study Reminds Parents To Make Sure Their Child is Safe in the Car

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Most caregivers know how important seat belts are, but a new study suggests some parents bend the rules for their kids. Most caregivers know how important seat belts are, but a new study suggests some parents bend the rules for their kids.
NBC RIGHT NOW-- Most caregivers know how important seat belts are, but a new study suggests some parents bend the rules for their kids.

Safe Kids Worldwide surveyed 1,000 parents of children between the ages of four and 10, and out of those parents one in four parents said they do not make their children buckle up every time they are in the car.

More than 60-percent of parents said they saw other moms and dads bending the rules either not making their kids use a seat belt or letting them sit in the front seat.

Safety experts remind parents that kids need to be in car seats or booster seats until they can fit well in a seat belt.

You want to make sure their backs and bottoms are against the seat, and their knees can bend easily over the front part of the car seat. Safe Kids Worldwide has more information on the proper fit of seats, plus a list of car seat check-up events.


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