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The Injury Prevention Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and its Seats 4 Safety program, provides education about car seat safety as well as provides safety seat checks at various locations throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
Under Rhode Island law, all children must be properly restrained in the rear of the vehicle if they are younger than 8 years old, unless they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall and weigh at least 80 pounds. Children who are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds must be properly restrained by the vehicle seat belt. Children less than 2 years old, unless they are over 30 pounds, must be restrained in a rear-facing car seat.
With the Seats 4 Safety Program, certified child passenger safety technicians from the Injury Prevention Center can teach parents how to properly install car seats in their vehicles. Qualifying low income families may be eligible to receive a car seat for their child.Learn more by visiting: