Many parents arenâ€™t aware how to install their car seats for their children properly.
An event is being planned in Borger to help them learn how to do just that.
A Car Seat Checkup, sponsored by Panhandle RAC Trauma Service Area A and Safe Kids Panhandle, will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Borger Fire Station, located at 200 North Cedar.
Parents with concerns about the installation of their car seats are encouraged to ask the following questions:
*Does your car seat move when you stop or turn?
*Does your car seat seem too small for your child?
*Does your car seat allow your child to get out?
*Does your car seat just not fit right?
Those attending the car seat checkup will learn how to do the following:
*Choose the right safety seat for their child
*Properly secure your safety seat in your vehicle
*Properly secure their child in their safety seat
*Understand the dangers of airbags
*Graduate their child to a booster seat
The facts are that four out of five car seats are used incorrectly, and child safety seats are 71 percent effective in preventing fatalities and 67 percent effective in preventing serious injuries.