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Safety Tips - Child Restraints


Every day, an unrestrained child under the age of five is killed in a traffic crash in this country. Using the appropriate child safety seat is the most appropriate way to protect a child.

 Here is the Law 

HB 537 requires all occupants of a vehicle, no matter their age, to be secured by a safety belt, no matter where they are seated in the vehicle.

SB 61 amends the existing statue regarding child passenger safety seats. The bill required that any child younger than 8 years of age be restrained in an approved child passenger safety seat unless the child is at least 4 feet, 9 inches in height.

Children under a year old and less than 20 lbs.
should ride in a rear facing seat.

Children at least one year old and between 20 and 40 lbs
should sit if forward facing seats.

Children between 40 and 80 lbs.
should sit in booster seats.

Here is what you need to know to keep your child safe

Common Mistakes

For information about child safety seats, or to have your safety seat checked, call the El Paso Police Department’s Safe Communities Program at 564-7352.           

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