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Tom Smart, Deseret News
Utah Highway Patrol officer Jacob Cox demonstrates how to safely buckle 3-year-old Luke Hare in a car seat. UHP is encouraging people to review proper car seats for all children at www.clickitutah.org, at UHP headquarters Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Salt Lake City.

The Utah Highway Patrol is using its Boost 'Til 8 campaign to encourage parents to ensure they have proper car seats for their children. Information is available at clickitutah.com/children.php, and seat fitting station locations can be found at www.boosttil8.org/fitting_stations.php

Keeping kids safe in cars is important year-round, and summer is a great time to make sure Utah kids are in the right car seat. Choosing the seat and making sure it’s installed correctly are critical, but many parents find the criteria for proper seats and when to move their children to the next step confusing. Child passenger safety technicians will help eliminate the confusion by discussing the “Four Steps for Kids,” demonstrating correct installation and directing parents to the many resources available in Utah to help them make sure their kids are traveling safely.