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National Child Passenger Safety week

This past Sunday kicked off the National Child Passenger Safety Week.  The campaign includes police departments, child safety organizations, and medical organizations across the country to promote awareness of how to properly use child safety restraints.

Wisconsin law states four important regulations in properly using child safety restraints.  First, if a child weighs less than 20 pounds or is not yet 1 year old, parents or caregivers must use a rear-facing child safety seat in the backseat of the vehicle.  For children between 20 and 40 pounds and between the ages of 1 and 4, a forward facing seat should be used in the backseat.

Furthermore, children between the ages of 4 and 8, weighing between 40 and 80 pounds, and standing at less than 57 inches tall do not need a child safety seat but should use a booster seat in the backseat of the vehicle.  Lastly, children over the age of 8 and weighing 80 or more pounds should always use a safety belt.

If you or your child have been injured in a car accident, contact the Stevens Point car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.

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