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Kids get free car seats

Some families in Valdosta got free car seats to make sure their kids are safe.

The "give kids a boost" campaign educates parents about the new Georgia law that requires children under the age of eight to be buckled in a safety seat.

Troopers, health officials, and a Valdosta Police officer showed parents how to strap in their kids properly.

Jansom Butts got a booster seat and car seat for her two kids.

"I didn't know if it was cracked," said Butts. "You had to get it replaced so that was a good thing to come up here because our booster seat was cracked and we got a new one."

"There's approximately a 90 percent misuse in child safety seat installations so the objective is to make sure kids leave there safer than they arrive," said Cpl. Oscar Fernandez with the Georgia State Patrol.

Kids under age eight must use a safety seat unless they're taller than 4'9."

Troopers say parents need to choose the right car seat that fits their child.

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