Children’s safety seats being checked |

Children’s safety seats being checked

Several Nevada Highway Patrol troopers is working overtime this week checking for children riding unrestrained.

According to NHP, 35 percent of children 4 years old and younger ride without restraints, which puts them at twice the risk of being killed or injured during an accident.

Every year in the United States, 1,400 children are killed and 280,000 are injured partly because they were not restrained by a car seat or seat belt.

Nevada law requires that all children younger than 5 years old or under 40 pounds must ride in a device approved by U.S. Department of Transportation.

The overtime to pay the troopers is being funded by a grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, Feb. 13 -19.

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