COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States.
As kids return to school, parents should know that child safety seats used correctly can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.
Captain Renee MCaneny from the Columbus Police Department is here to speak about the proper use of child seats.
According to the law, any child under the age of 8-years-old must be in a car seat, and always in the backseat. Children at the age of four typically reach the height and weight requirements to use a booster seat in the car that allows the adult seat belt to secure them.
The seat belt should rest across the bony parts of the body, and always touch the shoulder. Make sure your child's arm is under the seat belt and not over.
Watch the video for more details.