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Child Passenger Safety Week

Last week marked Child Passenger Safety Week.  In 2012, 60 children in North Carolina were killed and 107 seriously injured in car crashes. Sixty-two percent of those who died were not buckled in properly. “Buckling up saves lives. As parents and caregivers, we have the responsibility to make sure that our children are properly restrained everytime they ride in a car.” Said Insurance Comissioner Wayne Goodwin, chair of Safe Kids North Carolina.  There are more than 62 available checking stations across North Carolina.  Each of these stations has trained technicians who can teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use child restraints in vehicles.         toddler_carSeats