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Seat check assures safety in vehicles for young riders

The Logan County Safe Kids partnered with the Russells Point Police Department to provide child car seat safety checks Wednesday in the parking lot of the Russells Point Municipal Building. 

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Certified Passenger Safety Technician, Allison Louden, left, explains the child safety seat booklet to Don Eagy, while his18-month-old granddaughter peers out from her car seat Wednesday during a car seat check in the parking lot of the Russells Point Municipal Building. (EXAMINER PHOTO | HALEY COOPER)

 

“Lots of times we find the (car) seat itself isn’t big enough,” said Kelli Sharp, injury and health outreach specialist coordinator for Dayton Children’s Hospital. “Or they put too young of a child in a booster seat.”

The most common problems the certified passenger safety technicians have found is that parents turn their child’s car seat to face the front of the car too soon.

“Children under the age of two should be facing away from traffic to prevent brain and spinal cord injury,” said Mrs. Sharp. “Children who are rear facing in a car are the safest in an accident.”

 

 

 

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