Step 1. Rear facing child seats for children from birth to at least 1 year old and at least 20 pounds.
Step 2. Forward facing child seat for children over 20 pounds and one year to at least 40 pounds and four years.
Step 3. Belt-positioning Booster Seats for children from over 40 pounds and four years to about 80 pounds and 4'9". If the child cannot seat all the way back in the seat and still bend his or hers knees, then he or she needs a booster seat.
Step 4. Seat belts for older children large enough to fit correctly. Children under 12 years of age should not sit in a position where there is an air bag unless it is deactivated.
Four out of five children in safety seats are improperly restrained.
Have your child safety seat inspected by a certified child passenger safety technician.
Call Lt. Joey Gacnick, LJFD @ 384-2323 for an appointment to have your car seat checked. Check NHTS for more information on child passenger safety.
Internet Safety for Children
Listed below are several links to web sites which will provide you with information on keeping your children safe as they use the internet.
Safe Kids Child safety on the information highway -- What are the risks? -- Kids Rules for OnLine Safety!