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National Child Passenger Safety Week

On February 12, the House approved, by voice vote, a resolution (H. Con. Res. 326) that supports National Child Passenger Safety Week. Sponsored by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the resolution commends the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “for their efforts to remind parents and care givers to use child safety seats and seat belts when transporting children in vehicles” and for sponsoring National Child Passenger Safety Week, February 10-16, 2002.

The resolution states that the use of child safety seats in vehicles has increased, reducing the number of deaths of children involved in traffic accidents. However, much more remains to be done.

Rep. Camp noted that “almost every driver believes that they have installed their safety seat correctly.” However, “almost 80 percent of the seats for children under 8 are improperly installed.” He added that H. Con. Res. 326 would ensure that parents and caregivers know “how best to protect children when they travel.”

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