Parents are being urged to make sure their kids are properly buckled up while riding in a vehicle.
It's "National Child Passenger Safety Week" and Dennis Hughes with the state Bureau of Transportation Safety says the focus is on making sure parents know how to properly transport their children. Several state and local law enforcement agencies, along with child safety groups, will be spreading the message that the proper use of safety restraints can mean the difference between life and death.
Part of that effort includes several local clinics, where parents can make sure safety devices are properly installed. Hughes says such events can help show parents some of the tricks to making sure a safety seat is totally effective.
State law requires children under 40-pounds to be placed in a child safety seat, preferably in the back seat of a vehicle. Children above 40-pounds and four years of age should be put in a booster seat as well, until they're at least 8-years-old.