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Q: Where should children sit?

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Where should children sit?

Children are at an increased risk of injury in any auto accident simply due to their small size and low weight. Children should:

  • Always be seated in the back

  • Use the seat belt correctly

  • Use a booster seat if necessary (consult your state’s laws concerning booster seat use)

  • Use a car seat if necessary (consult your state’s laws concerning car seat use)

  • Infants should only be seated in a rear-facing car seat in the back seat of the car, never in the front.

The passenger front air bag can be a threat to children in an accident. Never put children in the front seat.

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