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Valdosta promotes child seat safety

October 20, 2006

Valdosta - Most parents buckle their young children in car seats, that's the good news.  The bad news is many of those parents use child safety seats incorrectly.

The Lowndes County Health Department, Valdosta Fire Department, Sheriff's Department and State Patrol hosted a child safety seat check today.

Certified technicians showed parents the proper way to install car seats and match the proper seat to the age and weight of their children.  They say these small steps will drastically reduce fatalities and serious injuries among small children.  "Through statistics they do know 71 percent of children that are toddlers are properly installed, it reduces their fatalities and it also reduces 54 percent in infants," says Angela Sans, a certified child seat technician with the Health Department.

Anyone can get their child seat checked and properly installed at their local Health Department or Fire Department.

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