The safest place for your child's car seat

Suzie Kim, Crime Prevention, Santa Monica Police Dept., shares advice for parents from her five years of car seat safety experience on the safest place to put your child's car seat
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The safest place for your child's car seat

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Parents often want to know where is the safest place I put my child on the car? The center seat is always the safest seat in the car because it's going to be the furthest point away from any point of contact in case of an accident, but if we can't set the seat in the center then we want to go with one of the out boards seats and the first one we're going to look for is the passenger out board seat and not because that side of the vehicle is safer than the other but because when you are taking a child in or out of the car, you never have your back to traffic you usually against the curve side of the street and so you don't have to worry about oncoming traffic. Parents also wonder about using the third rowed seats in their mini vans or crossovers, SUV's and the third row seat is fine as long as you look in your vehicle manual and the manufacturer states that it's okay to use those seats for your car seat but it's important to check the vehicle's manual as well. This video is about: car seat safety guidelines and seat placement

Suzie Kim, Crime Prevention, Santa Monica Police Dept., shares advice for parents from her five years of car seat safety experience on the safest place to put your child's car seat

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Suzie Kim

Crime Prevention, Santa Monica Police Dept.

Suzie Kim has spent more than five years teaching parents and caregivers how to safely install their car seat systems.  Suzie and her partner hold monthly car seat inspection events at the Santa Monica Police Department, providing education on the proper use and installation of the various types of car seats as well as sharing information on seat belts, air bags, and the proper time to switch car seat systems. She tries to fit in as many appointments as possible and has assisted parents/caregivers with over 1,500 car seat installations! Suzie has been with the Santa Monica Police Department for 14 years working in Crime Prevention and Community Relations. She serves on the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, YMCA Early Childhood Development Board, and as an Explorer Advisor for the Santa Monica Police Department. In her free time Suzie enjoys spending time with her four sons, swimming, travelling, and other outdoor adventures.

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