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In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week, we want to inform you about Indiana’s laws concerning infant and booster seats. There’s never been a better time to get up to speed on what’s required in our state.
All 50 states have child seat laws, but these laws differ from state to state. What they have in common is that they require young children to travel in approved child restraint devices and require older children to use adult safety belts.
According to the Indiana state government, approximately 85% of safety seats are misused nationally. It’s important to both use a child restraint system and know how to install it correctly according to the instructions included with it.
Did you purchase a new child restraint device but you’re not sure if it’s installed correctly? Most fire departments will check to make sure the device is installed correctly. Many AAA locations offer the same service. Remember that after installation, the seat should not move forward or side to side by more than one inch.
Be sure your child restraint device is installed properly for the safety of your child.
If you or your child have been injured as a result of a car accident, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Automobile Accident Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.