Safe Kids Columbus hosts educational car seat giveaway

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus group is teaching parents how to keep their young passengers safe on the road.

To close out Child Passenger Safety Week on Sept. 27, Safe Kids Columbus showed families the safest way to lock their children in place before putting the car into drive.

They hosted a booster and car seat distribution Saturday morning at Hollywood Connection, and it was the first time they've combined the two.

Expert volunteers weighed and measured children for proper seat fitting and showed parents how to properly install the safety seats into their cars.

"Safe Kid's purpose is to review emergency room data, trauma room data and also fatality review board data and we see that the trend is in our area motor vehicle crashes is the leading cause of death among our kids," explained Pamela Fair with Safe Kids Columbus. "We really want to try to stop that trend and to help parents understand how to properly retrain their children in a vehicle."

After Saturday's course, the parents were instructed to drive around and a certified car safety person installed their seats. These car or booster seats are for kids ages two to four, and cost only $5 at the event.

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