Learn about Child Passenger Safety Week 2015!

By Admin | Posted in Safety on Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 4:08 pm
Car seat rules and regulations in Minnesota

Car seat rules and regulations in Minnesota

If you’re a parent, or care for a little one, you’ve probably experienced taking a car seat in and out of a vehicle. While it may seem like a simple task, there are several things to pay attention to, as well as several guidelines on which children need which car/booster seats. With Child Passenger Safety Week drawing near, we wanted to raise some awareness regarding car seat rules and regulations in Minnesota. So, if you’re curious to learn what factors into child safety and vehicles, look no further!

Car seat rules and regulations in MinnesotaWhat is Child Passenger Safety Week?

Child Passenger Safety Week recurs every year in September (this year, it’s September 13-19). The week is dedicated to spreading awareness on the importance of child-seat safety, as well as drawing attention to the laws regarding children in moving vehicles. For children between the ages of 1 and 13, the leading cause of death is car crashes, so it’s crucial to make sure that a child is secure based on the age, weight and height regulations put in place. If you’re curious just what these regulations are in your state, read on. We want you to have the confidence that your child is safely buckled in!

Car seat rules and regulations in Minnesota

Whether or not you drive a used vehicle or a new one, making sure your child is secure is important. There are some children that grow faster than others, but as a general rule, a child under 13 is the safer when he/she is in the back seat of a moving vehicle. A child’s weight and height can assist in determining what sort of seat is necessary. Most car seats will have weight regulations listed on the packaging or on the seat’s tags. However, while weights may vary, a child who is 4 feet and 9 inches or less should be in some form of booster seat (or car seat, depending on weight).

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