Seat checks aim to reduce child crash injuries and deaths

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Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.1 Proper use of child safety seats greatly reduces the likelihood that a child will be killed in a crash, but roughly three quarters of child safety seats are used incorrectly.

In an effort to keep children safe while riding in the car, AAA Ohio has launched a new Child Safety Seat Check program for local parents and caregivers.

“No parent wants to gamble with their child’s safety,” said Emma Lindholm, traffic safety program manager at AAA Ohio Auto Club. “Through this new program, we aim to educate caregivers on the proper way to install car seats and booster seats so they can leave knowing that their kids are safe.”

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will educate parents and caregivers on proper techniques to ensure children are safely secured in the vehicle. The events are free and open to the public. No appointment is necessary.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel-, insurance-, financial-, and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

AAA clubs provided this information and can be found online at More information about child passenger safety is available at

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