Experts say the most precious cargo a parent can carry isn't being properly positioned.
That's why this week is "National Child Passenger Safety Week."
There are new statistics that show parents aren't as responsible as they could be when travelling with their kids.
90 percent of all car seats are installed incorrectly.
Plus new statistics show that 20 percent of parents don't even buckle their children up, especially if it's a short drive.
That's why this week is a reminder to parents to get their safety seats checked by a trained expert to make sure it's installed properly.
Also it's important to always use a seat belt when placing your child in his or her seat.
More than 60 percent of crashes involving children happen within 10 minutes of home.
Lt. Regis Thimons from St. Joseph County Police says, “It may be one thing or it could take three or four different things but obviously the most precious cargo you are going to carry is your child, so you want to protect them properly. We instruct them on how to install it properly and put the child in the car seat properly.”
In both Indiana and Michigan children must be in some type of safety seat until age eight.