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Lexington PD to hold drive thru child seat check Friday

Lexington, SC (July 24, 2019) – The Lexington Police Department continues their commitment to promote child passenger seat safety with a free drive-thru child seat check that is scheduled for the morning of Friday, July 26, 2019.

Child Passenger Seat Technicians will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the front of the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex, which is located at 111 Maiden Lane in Lexington, South Carolina. Chick-fil-A of Lexington will be providing chicken biscuits to those who come and have their child’s car seat checked.

Officers, who are certified CPS Technicians, will be checking to make sure car seats are installed correctly and instruct parents on the best passenger seat types for their child’s age and weight range. CPS Technicians will also make sure a car seat has not been recalled or in need of replacement. A child’s safety while riding within a vehicle is always important and making sure that their car seat is installed correctly is easy for a CPS Technician to check.

Chief Terrence Green stated “The numbers show that at least eight out of every ten child seats checked are improper in some way. An improperly installed child seat could jeopardize the safety of a child during a collision and this highlights the need to educate parents, grandparents and guardians in how to do it right. Ten minutes of your morning could make a huge difference in your child’s safety when riding in a car.”

Unable to make this event? Schedule an appointment with a Child Passenger Seat Technician by calling the Lexington Police Department at 803-359-6260.

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