This week marks the observance of National Child Passenger Safety week in North Dakota. The observance runs through the 21st. This year the North Dakota Dept. of Health is kicking off the "You must be this tall to Ride" campaign to promote correct use of booster seats and seat belts for older children. The focus seems to be necessary. Safe Kids Grand Forks coordinator Carma Hanson says 91 percent of parents nationwide use their car seats wrong. The campaigns carnival-like message is similar to what you would see before entering a fair ride with many requiring a child to be a certain height for safety. The Department of Health recommends children ride booster seats until they're about 4' 9" Hanson says there's a 5 step test parents can follow to be sure their child is ready for a seat belt which can be found at the safe kids website at safekidsgf.com But if parents want their car seats and car seat pracitces checked out by a professional to make sure, there are regular car !
!seat check ups at various locations statewide every week. For dates and times on these check ups go to the department of transportation website.