GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A new statewide study is finding that 74 % of child restraint devices are misused, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
Governor, Rick Synder, is declaring this child passenger safety awareness week, in part of a national initiative to raise awareness for car seat use.
It is recommended that a child rides in a rear-facing seat from birth until they reach the weight or height limit.
Then parents should switch to a forward-facing car seat until at least age 5, followed by a booster seat.
Parents are also being encouraged to have car seat inspections by a certified CPS technician.
For a list of planned car seat checks visit the State of Michigan’s website.