AZ police enforcing child safety seats

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Associated Press

Posted on September 20, 2010 at 9:41 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 20 at 2:00 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police across Arizona are watching out for children not properly restrained in cars and trucks.

They're teaming up this week with hospitals and nonprofit groups to educate drivers about the importance of using child safety seats.

Officers may ticket drivers for not properly securing their children.

It's all part of the Child Passenger Safety Week from now through Saturday, Sept. 25th.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 33 child passengers in Arizona under the age of 8 lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in 2008.

According to NHTSA, proper use of a safety seat can reduce a child's fatality risk by as much as 71 percent.

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