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Tift County to receive child safety grant

TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

Tift County officials say they are ready to teach parents the right way to put their child in car safety seat.

They are one of the counties receiving the child passenger safety mini-grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

The grant will help pay for new car seats in 137 counties this year.

In the last seven years, more than 280 children in Georgia have survived serious accidents due to being in a legal child safety seat.

"If they are ever involved in a wreck anywhere in the United States and bring us the accident report, we will replace that seat for free," said David Haire with the Tift Co. Sheriff's Office.

Seat belt safety classes are offered on the last Tuesday of every month for residents who qualify.

Call your local health department for eligibility, class times or to make an appointment for a car seat check.

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