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UGA holds car seat safety checks

Andrew Turnage, UGA Child Passenger Safety Coordinator Andrew Turnage, UGA Child Passenger Safety Coordinator
UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute holds a class on car seat safety every other week UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute holds a class on car seat safety every other week
Technicians say its important to read your car and car seat manuals before installation Technicians say its important to read your car and car seat manuals before installation
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Parents and caregivers in Americus got a lesson on how to install car seats properly today.      UGA Child Passenger Safety Technicians spent time teaching them today in front of the Americus Walmart.     

They say 9 out of 10 seats they check are improperly installed. In Georgia, all children under age eight must be restrained in a proper child safety seat. They say reading the manuals for your car seat and your car is important to installing a seat the right way.  

"The owner's manual for their vehicle and also look at the owner's manual for their child's safety seat. Most people don't take a look at those because we're in a hurry and it's easy to pass those up, but taking a few minutes to read that can be critical information to make sure they get that right," said Andrew Turnage.       

The UGA Traffic Injury Prevention Institute partnered up with the Americus Fire Department for the free seat check event.The event is part of a class hosted by the Sumter County Extension Office.

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