car seat realThis week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and a reminder to keep your child riding safe. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1-13 years old. In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children. In 2012, over 1/3 (37%) of children killed in car crashes were not in car seats, booster seats or seat belts. One third of children age 8-14 killed in car crashes were riding in the front seat.

The National Child Passenger Safety Week is a reminder that all children under age 13 should ride in the back seat. Further, children under the age of 2 should be riding in a rear facing child safety seat. Children under the age of 5 should remain in an age and size appropriate child safety seat, riding in the back seat. Children from ages 5-8 should use a booster seat and be fully restrained.

In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week, and as a part of the campaign, on September 20, 2014 you can have your child safety seats inspected for free. There are over 60 locations in the Sacramento area. Click here to find the location that is closest to you.

York Law Firm is comprised of Sacramento based lawyers that handle motor vehicle and trucking accident cases. If you or your loved one has been the victim of a motor vehicle crash or trucking accident case, please call our office so that we can investigate your case at 916-643-2200 or contact us online. We are dedicated to representing families and victims of motor vehicle, trucking and motorcycle collision cases.

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