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National Child Passenger Safety Week to begin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is passing along some tips on how to keep children safe while traveling in a motor vehicle.

Sunday is the start of National Child Passenger Safety Week. During that time police, child safety organizations and the medical community will be working to remind parents and others that the proper use of child safety restraints in vehicles can save lives.

Wisconsin law requires a rear-facing child safety seat in the back seat for children younger than 1-year-old or weighing less than 20 pounds. A forward-facing seat is required for children between the ages of 1 and 3 and between 20 and 40 pounds.

A booster seat is required until a child turns 8-years-old, weighs 80 pounds or is at least 4-feet, 9-inches tall.

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