Safe Kids checks car seats

Safe Kids checks car seats
Safe Kids checks car seats

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, officers from over 20 agencies gathered in the parking lot of Legion Stadium off of Carolina Beach Road to check the safety of car seats for anyone that stopped by.

There were also demonstrations illustrating how hot a car can get in the summer, CPR training and give-a-ways.

Safety Saturday was hosted by Safe Kids Cape Fear Coalition.  Organizers say four out of five people don't install or buckle car seats the correct way.

"In a crash there are a number of things that can go wrong as far as a child being ejected, the car seat can also move around causing all kinds of issues," said Meg Langston, a member of the Wilmington Fire Department.

In the state of North Carolina, children have to be in a car seat until they are eight-years-old or weigh 80 pounds.

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