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Monday, September 8, 2014

Dakota County offering free car seat clinic to promote child passenger safety

Parents are invited to have their child safety seat checked during Dakota County's free car seat clinic from 9 a.m.–noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at Eagan Fire Station No. 2, 1001 Station Trail, Eagan. The day marks National Seat Check Saturday, which concludes a national campaign to highlight the importance of child passenger safety.

 

At the clinic, child passenger safety experts will inspect seats and ensure that parents and caregivers know how to properly install and secure child safety and booster seats. Inspections are free, but appointments are required by calling 952-891-7529.

 

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, three out of every four child seats are used incorrectly. Minnesota's child passenger safety law requires children younger than age 8 or shorter than 4-feet-9 inches to ride properly restrained in a child safety seat.

 

For more information about child passenger safety, visit www.safercar.gov/parents/CarSeats.htm.

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