Your Health: Keeping Your Child Seated...And Safe

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Story Updated: Sep 22, 2011

A child safety or booster seat is required in New York state. It's also common sense.

There are more than 850 car crashes every day in the state, and something as simple having the correct car seat could be the difference between life and death for a child.

The law says a booster seat must be used until a child is 8 years old or weighs 100 pounds. 

To make sure your child's car seat meets requirements and is being used properly, there is a car seat inspection this Aaturday from 9 to 3 p.m. at the South Jefferson Rrescue Squad. Assstance is also available through Carthage Area hospital.

Both programs are able to provide car seats to those in need.

(Click on the picture to watch Cindy Habeeb's 'Your Health' report on car seat safety.)

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