Is your child safety seat installed correctly? [video]

National Child Passenger Safety Week is a chance for parents all over the country to get educated on the proper way to seat their children in vehicles.

Statistics continue to show that many parents need such information.

A 2012 report found that 73 percent of car seats were being used incorrectly. And just this week, Safe Kids Worldwide released a study showing that most parents move their children out of booster seats before they are big enough.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Department of Transportation are among the many organizations that provide valuable resources on this important topic (TxDOT also offers free year-round child safety seat checks).

You can also find out more at a free car safety seat check this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney. Child passenger safety technicians will be on site to provide personalized education with your car and seat.

A limited number of car seats will also be available from the state for those who qualify.

Booster Seat infographic

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Scott is a former Dallas newspaper reporter. His father and two brothers are doctors, so healthcare is his family business.

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Is your child safety seat installed correctly? [video]