The rules for car and booster seats can be confusing for any parent. Car seat laws vary by state. So what are the car seat laws and how do you know when your child should switch from a car seat to a seatbelt? Good Question.
A Minnesota couple is calling on car seat manufacturers to put a quick release feature on children’s car seats after their twin daughters narrowly escaped being trapped in a car fire.
Thousands of Minnesota families have benefited from a program that provides free car seats to those in need.
The Department of Public Safety says that over the last two years it has provided 4,591 car seats through a program that ensures low-income families are transporting their kids safely.
The program started in 1994 and is administered by the DPS Office of Traffic Safety.
Families that meet low-income guidelines may be eligible to get car seats at more than 100 locations statewide. The seats are from local public health offices, hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments and other agencies that partner with DPS.
Child passenger safety coordinator Heather Darby says the proper use of car seats is critical. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of deaths to children age 14 and under.
Parents know how fast their kids grow. So when they grow up, what do you do with their old car seats?