According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most children need to ride in a car seat until they are at least 8.
At 8 years, most children are the appropriate height and weight (4'9" and more than 80 pounds) to safely ride in a seatbelt.
On Aug. 8, the Center for Children and Families invites parents and guardians to the Project 8 Car Seat Check Event, during which car seat technicians will teach parents about proper car seat use and installation. The event runs from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Center for Children and Families, 505 Stanford Street, Vermillion.
If you would like to schedule an individual carseat inspection or have further questions regarding carseats contact Holly Mueller, director, Center for Children and Families, 505 Stanford Street, Vermillion, SD, 605-624-8270.