Automobile Seat Checks And Tips – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – September 17-23 is National Child Passenger Safety Week and Saturday is National Seat Check Day.

Research suggests that four out of five car seats are improperly installed. According to the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (, car accidents are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.

Check this link to make sure your child is seated in the right seat for their age and size.

Installation tips and videos with instructions can be found at this link.

Use this link to have your car seat inspected by a certified safety technician in your area for free.

For more information and tickets for actress and TV personality Ali Landry’s annual Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Event in Los Angeles on Saturday, visit

Starting January 1, California law requires all children under 2, 40 pounds, or 40 inches tall to ride in rear-facing car seats.

Jill Simonian is the Parenting Lifestyle Contributor for CBS Los Angeles on the Wednesday News at 4 p.m. (KCAL9) and Friday Mornings (CBS2) and author of the FAB Mom’s Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back After Baby Quickly. Her personal blog is Connect with Jill on Twitter @jillsimonian and Facebook.

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