Rhode Island law statest that a child under eight years old must be restrained in the rear of the vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 500 deaths and 56,000 injuries to children in this age group can be prevented every year if all parents used car seats.
Here are some tips to keep your child safe and secure:
The best way to encourage lifelong car safety is to set a good example, so make it a habit to abide by the state's new seat belt laws by buckling up.
For more information, call the Injury Prevention Center at 401-444-5018.