The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office and Dorr Township Fire Department are encouraging parents and caregivers to bring children in their car seats to a free Child Safety Seat Inspection on Thursday, June 9, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dorr Township Fire Department, 4196 18th Street in Dorr. A limited amount of replacement seats will be available at the inspection station for those who qualify.
Motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for young children. While 96 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are installed correctly, research shows that seven out of 10 children are improperly restrained.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that nearly three out of four parents do not properly use child restraints. If not properly installed, the child safety seat may not protect a child the way it should. For more information about child safety seats, visit the NHTSA website at: http://www.safercar.gov/parents/CarSeats/Car-Seat-Safety.htm.