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June 2, 2005

Albany--A safety seat can save your child's life in a car crash, and those seats are getting easier to use. The federal government rated 92 child safety seats in an annual survey. Eight percent got the top overall grade.

Albany Safe Communities Director Michelle Demott says the seats were judged on several criteria including, "is the seat labelled clearly, are the instructions easy to understand, is the seat easy to install into the vehicle, and is the seat easy to put a child into?"

The ratings for many of the car seats improved this year. You can see the full list at www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

Another way to protect your child is to remove lose items in your car. They can become dangerous projectiles in a crash. In fact 33% of traffic fatalities are caused by unsecured objects or unrestrained people.

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