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Car Seat Safety Guidelines
Installation of Car Seats
Child Passenger Safety Resources
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The Kohl’s Cares – Kids on the Go Program in partnership with the Injury Prevention Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital provides education about car seat safety and sponsors car/booster seat inspections at various sites throughout Rhode Island.
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.
Dina Morrissey, MD, MPH, program coordinator for the Injury Prevention Center, explains proper usage of car booster seats.
Join the Injury Prevention Center and the Kohl’s Cares - Kids on the Go Program for our car seat safety event.
Certified child passenger safety technicians from the Injury Prevention Center will check to ensure that child car seats are properly installed in vehicles, while families enjoy fun activities and refreshments.
Saturday, September 19, 201511 a.m. to 2 p.m.Roger Williams Park Zoo(Main parking lot)1000 Elmwood AvenueProvidence, Rhode IslandGet Directions »
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With the Kohl's Cares Car Seat Check
Program, certified child passenger safety technicians from the Injury
Prevention Center can teach parents how to properly install car
seats in their vehicles. In addition, low-income families may qualify to
receive a car/booster seat free of charge.
A properly installed child safety seat lowers the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers in passenger cars. Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of child car seats are used improperly.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children.