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Franklin Police and Fire Host Car Seat Safety Events

The two agencies will host two upcoming safety events for the community.

There’s a lot more to car seat safety than meets the eye. That’s why the Franklin Police and Fire Departments will join forces to help parents and caregivers with car seat installations in two upcoming events. Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children when they’re on the road with you. It’s important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car.

Car Seat Safety Events

The agencies host two upcoming public events. The first is on Wednesday, March 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Primrose School in Franklin located at 1010 Windcross Court. The second takes place on Wednesday, May 1 at High Hopes Academy, located at 301 High Hopes Court in Franklin. This event is from 3 to 6 p.m. as well.

Officers and firefighters will help install car seats and ensure that ones already in place are set up properly. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that 46% of car seats and boosters are installed incorrectly. If installed appropriately, car seat use reduces the risk for injury in a crash by 71%-82% for children, when compared with seat belt use alone.

For more information, visit www.franklintn.gov/carseatcheck.

 

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