Child Passenger Safety Week begins, comments from Aitkin County TZD members

Child Passenger Safety Week begins, comments from Aitkin County TZD members

September 20, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (9/20/21)

(Aitkin, MN) — September 19-25 is National Child Passenger Safety Week with the purpose of ensuring proper safety of children of all ages in the vehicle.

We recently spoke with Naomi Larson from Aitkin County Public Health and Minnesota State Patrol Lieutenant Keith Benz about the need-to-know information from proper installation of car seats to the legal side of any potential issues.

Lieutenant Benz did talk about how MSP addresses child safety concerns during a traffic stop.

Larson also noted that child seating in the vehicle includes keeping children in rear facing seats for as long as possible.

Benz says that once a child goes from a booster seat to sitting with a regular seat with a belt, then other risk factors take place.

Larson also talked about one aspect of proper car seat installation is to check the owner’s manual of your vehicle.

Lt. Benz says that in the event of a crash, that there is compensation to aid with their being a child seat in the vehicle.

Benz and Larson did talk more about the transition of child seats, the fines associated with child seat violations, and more with our full conversation that is available here: