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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Cars.com Supports National Child Passenger Safety Week


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Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of children ages 1 to 12 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The correct child-safety seat installed properly is a strong weapon against these statics. 

Since it's National Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 17-23), we'd like to revisit the year's coverage on all things car seats. Our list of resources includes advice articles, videos and links about where to go for more information. 

Children 12 and younger need to be properly restrained in a vehicle to survive a crash and minimize injuries. Find out which seat is the right one here or click the above infographic to enlarge it.

Child-safety seat installation varies by age and type of seat. Check out our infant and convertible seat installation tips here and our booster cheat sheet here .

No one knows how to install a seat better than the pros. To be a certified car-seat technician, volunteers go through at least 30 hours of training. Find a seat check location here . Saturday is National Car Seat Check Day, so there will be additional seat check locations throughout the country staffed by qualified firefighters, police officers and other trained volunteers.

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By Cars.com  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/18/2012

 
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