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Find out if your child’s car seat or booster would work properly in a crash

By Ken Gibson on November 18, 2013

Most parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are installed correctly. But research shows that only three out of 10 are. As a father and a defender of the injured, this statistic gets my attention: In other words, 7 out of 10 kids in child safety seats are not properly buckled in.

Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of kids. Why? In many cases, children are either not buckled into their car seats properly, or their parents didn’t realize that a booster seat is vital to ensuring that the seat belt works properly.

When used correctly, child safety restraints reduce children’s risk of injury by 70 to 80 percent. So don’t take the chance. Have your child’s safety restraint inspected today!

If you live in or near Gloucester, visit the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office, 7502 Justice Drive. Just call ahead for an appointment (804) 693-3890 to meet a child safety certified officer there, and get your questions answered. Also, look for child safety seat inspection events coming to Gloucester this spring.

For more information and other inspection sites near you, click here

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