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Free child safety seat checks offered this week

Free child safety seat checks offered this week

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Ensuring the right fit

A family learns how to install a child seat properly with the help of trained technicians.

Several local law enforcement agencies will check child car seats for free this week in an annual push to make sure they are properly installed.

During National Child Passenger Safety Seat Week, officers from the Tucson and Marana police departments and deputies from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department will check car seats to make sure they are properly installed.

“The proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts is paramount in preventing serious injury or even death,” Deputy Tracy Suitt, a spokesman for the sheriff’s department, said in a news release. “The key to keeping children safe in the car is to make sure the child is in the right seat for their age and size.”

Traffic enforcement focusing on seat belt and car seat laws also will be increased this week.

“Arizona’s child restraint law requires that every child under the age of 5 must be properly secured in a federally approved child safety seat, appropriate to the child’s height and weight,” Sgt. Chris Warren, spokesman for the Marana Police Department, said in a news release.

Operational funding for National Child Passenger Safety Seat Week is made available through grants awarded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

Kimberly Matas

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