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1 in 5 Cars Have Easy-to-Use Car Seat System


Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: RJ Burnette

Danville, VA -- Children's car seats can be so frustrating to attach sometimes. But one study says it may not be your fault that you can't get it right. It may be your car.

A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that only about 1 in 5 surveyed cars have an easy-to-use system called "LATCH." LATCH has lower anchors and tethers, which should come in cars made in 2003 or later. 

Corporal Timothy Scearce with the Danville Police Department works with parents making sure they know how to use their car seats. He says not using them properly can be very dangerous.

"The ease of use standards are very important, and a lot of times people don't realize where they can turn to get answers to those questions," said Scearce.

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