7 Common Car Seat Mistakes that Put Your Kids at Risk

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Using a child safety seat is one of the best ways you can protect you child when you’re on the road. Thanks to widespread laws that require the use of special restraints for children, the rate of children under 12 dying in car crashes dropped 43 percent between 2002 and 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2013, 71 percent of the children who were fatally injured in car crashes were not using a child safety seat. While most parents know to buckle their kids up, using a car seat to keep your kids safe isn’t all that simple. Take a look at some of the common car seat mistakes that parents make that can put your kids at risk. 

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