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Dawson Police host car seat safety seminar

Officer Sunny Wallace Officer Sunny Wallace

 Dawson Police wants to make sure parents are using their car seats properly.

At their precinct they hosted a car seat safety seminar for families. They talked about the importance of restraining children in car seats in case of a crash and showed families how to properly install a car seat inside their vehicles.

"The law says they need to be rear facing until at least one year and twenty pounds but we encourage a minimum of two years because it's five times safer to keep them rear facing until at least two years old,” said Officer Sunny Wallace, Dawson Police Department.

Officer Wallace also encourages parents to keep their children in a five point harness car seat, and a booster seat until they are able to fit into an adult seat belt.

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