Barrow County Emergency Services and the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a car seat safety check on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The check will be held in the Barrow Crossing shopping center on Loganville Highway from 5-7 p.m.
“This will be an opportunity for you to have trained technicians check your child seat and teach you how to properly secure your child’s car seat at no cost,” said Barrow County Emergency Services public information officer Lt. Scott Dakin.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research, 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child restraints. In 2008, among children under age five in passenger vehicles, an estimated 244 lives were saved by child restraint use (car seats, booster seats, and adult seat belts). Research shows that car seats and booster seats provide the best protection for all children up to age eight.