Survey: 3 out of 4 child car seats in N.D. are used incorrectly

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According to a North Dakota Department of Health survey, 73 percent of car seats used in the state are used incorrectly.

That;s almost 3 out of every 4 car seats, a number that is down from last year’s survey, but still quite high.

The most common issue: Incorrectly installed car seats, along with a failure to use the tether on a car seat.

The health department’s survey also found a high rate of people not securing children correctly with the car seat harness. Most were either too lose or were not anchored in the correct seat slots.

Statistics show car setas reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.

You can find more information on car seats and proper car seat use here.

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