Did you know that Sept. 12-18 is National Child Passenger Safety Week and that nationwide, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children? That’s according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics.

Washington’s Child Restraint Law includes:

– Children under 13 years old be transported in the back seat where it is practical to do so.

– Children up to their 8th birthday, unless they are 4’9″ tall (57 inches), be transported in a child restraint system.

– The restraint system must be used according to the car seat AND vehicle manufacturer’s instructions.

The Spokane County Traffic Safety Commission has more information on child passenger safety, including information on how to get your car seat or booster seat checked. Here’s a link to their website and that info.

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