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      Keeping children safe while on the road

      Car crashes are a leading cause of death or injuries for children 1 to 13 years old, and experts say many of those deaths can be prevented. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated September 15th through September 12st, National Child Passenger Safety Week.

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      Car crashes are a leading cause of death or injuries for children 1 to 13 years old, and experts say many of those deaths can be prevented.

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated September 15th through September 12st, National Child Passenger Safety Week.

      A lot of car injuries can be prevented if children are properly put in car seats.

      The NHTSA recommends keeping infants in the back seat, in rear-facing child safety seats until they reach 1-year-old and weigh 20 pounds.

      When properly installed, child safety seats reduce fatal injuries by 71 percent for infants.

      To learn more about how to install a car seat, contact the Albany Police Department.

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