Monday, Dec 9, 2013
National Seat-Check Saturday
MARION -- Law enforcement officials across the nation are taking extra steps to help keep kids safe on the road. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office participated in National Seat-Check Saturday.
Deputies and safety technicians were on-hand to check car seats for proper installation. Illinois requires all children to be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat until age eight.
Deputy Brian Murrah says more than 85% of car seats are not put in correctly.
"Sometimes it's not a huge glaring error, but it still may be something that might affect the performance of the seat and how well it works you know, if ever you're relying on it. So it's just a good idea to come out and let a certified technician take a look at it and make sure everything is the way it should be," he says.
Statistics show motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 13 and under.
Wind: 9 MPH
Humidity: 69 %