Sheriff’s office takes part in national Child Passenger Safety week

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — This week is national Child Passenger Safety week, and the sheriff’s office is taking part to educate parents and caregivers. The department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1 to 13, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. NHTSA recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible up to the top height or weight allowed by their particular seats. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing only “infant” car seat, he or she should travel in a rear-facing “convertible” or all-in-one car seat, according to the release. Once your child outgrows the rear-facing size limits, he or she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether. After outgrowing the forward-facing car seats, children should be placed in booster seats until they‘re the right size to use seat belts safely, the release states.

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Sheriff’s office takes part in national Child Passenger Safety week

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MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — This week is national Child Passenger Safety week, and the sheriff’s office is taking part to educate parents and caregivers. The department is partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1 to 13, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. NHTSA recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible up to the top height or weight allowed by their particular seats. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing only “infant” car seat, he or she should travel in a rear-facing “convertible” or all-in-one car seat, according to the release. Once your child outgrows the rear-facing size limits, he or she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether. After outgrowing the forward-facing car seats, children should be placed in booster seats until they‘re the right size to use seat belts safely, the release states.

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