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Car seat check: 88 percent improperly installed

Nov 04, 2015 6:00 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Mon., Nov. 2, the results of the annual Child Passenger Safety Week seat check. Of the more than 900 seats inspected, state technicians found that only 112 of the seats were installed correctly. "The sheer number of incorrectly installed seats found during these recent events is truly eye-opening," Cuomo said in a statement released by his office. The inspections are coordinated by the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee in cooperation with state and local law enforcement and community safety organizations. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are a leading cause of death for children under 13 years of age. Child Passenger Safety Week is intended to raise awareness of the importance of the proper use and installation of car seats. National Seat Check Saturday was held Sept. 19.