Dozens Turn Out for Annual Car Seat Safety Check

WILMINGTON -- Dozens of small children in our area are riding more safely now.

Parents, grandparents and care givers all brought their vehicles to the fifth annual WECT Child Car Seat Safety Check at Mayfaire Town Center.

Highly trained technicians made sure nearly sixty car seats were installed correctly.

Several moms and dads with babies only a few days old brought their infants, and their seats to make sure everything was adjusted just right.

This year, the volunteer technicians were provided by New Hanover Trauma Services, Pender E-M-S, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, the fire department, and Wilmington Health Action for Teens.

There's was no charge for the inspections, and parents say it's a priceless opportunity.

Many people wanted to get their car seats checked, but the inspectors couldn't get to everybody.

If you don't want to wait for next year's event, you can always call your fire department or County Health Department, and they'll help you out.

Reported by Kelli O' Hara