National Child Passenger Safety Week underway

MN Buckling

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ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Area law enforcement is preaching car seat safety this week. National Child Passenger Safety Week kicked off Sunday and area agencies are putting extra effort into making sure everyone’s child is safe.

In Minnesota, three out of four child restraints are used incorrectly.

A fine for an improper child safety seat is around 130 dollars, but police say the fine should not be the concern, your child’s safety should.

“If the car safety seat’s not properly inserted in the car, if there’s too much slop and play in it, then that child’s going to be banged around inside there and could possibly be injured from that,” said Lt. Jeff Strom of the Albert Lea Police Department.

Car seat clinics are usually held once a month by the Freeborn County Public Health Department. For more information, visit the public health’s website.

You can also find instructional videos for installing and using various car seats here.

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