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Sheriffs department to hold car seat safety check
Patrick Ray mug-new 2014

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children one to 13 years old. Many deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster and seat belts. Getting safety information and car seat instructions to parents and caregivers is crucial to saving young lives.

Sheriff Patrick Ray and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department is committed to ensuring the safety of your children. Car seats are essential to your child’s safety in the event of an automobile accident. Unfortunately, close to 90 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly and many children travel unrestrained.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office in conducting a car seat safety check event. Trained car seat technicians will be on hand March 22 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Smithville Walmart, located at 515 West Broad Street to check car seats and to make sure they are properly installed in your vehicle.

Sheriff Ray said "Every child deserves the chance to grow up and become an amazing adult; make sure your child has the chance! Please plan to visit us at this event."