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Child Passenger Safety
Selecting and Securing Car Seats
Why do I need to put my child in a child safety seat?
Properly installed car seats and booster seats reduce the chance of death in a motor vehicle crash by 71% for infants under 1 year and 54% for toddlers aged 1-4 years.
What is the “best” child safety seat for my child?
The one that fits your child, fits your vehicle, and the one that you can install correctly every time.
How do I choose a child safety seat?
Oklahoma’s child passenger safety law requires the following:
Seat belts are made for persons who are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall. Your child should ride in a belt-positioning booster until the vehicle seat belt fits correctly (usually around 8 years of age):
Need help installing your child’s car or booster seat?
Always refer to the vehicle owner’s manual and child safety seat manual for correct installation instructions. If the instructions conflict, use the child safety seat manual’s instructions.
Have your child’s car or booster seat checked by one of the many certified child passenger safety technicians available throughout the state. To find a child passenger safety technician, visit www.safercar.gov/parents, select “Car Seats,” and then “Get Your Seat Inspected.”
Need more information?
If you have additional questions, please call the Injury Prevention Service at (405) 271-3430.
Injury Prevention Service, OSDH, 1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
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