FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police will host a free car seat safety check event Thursday.
The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the KSP headquarters location in Frankfort.
Troopers, who will be performing the car seat safety checks, have completed a training course and are certified by Safe Kids Worldwide.
“Three out of four car seats are not used or installed properly,” says KSP Captain Chad Mills. “Parents and grandparents often struggle with car seat installation, so this is a great opportunity to have a trained expert assist them.”
No appointment is needed and families who plan to attend the event should bring their car seats, along with the vehicle the seats will be installed in, as well as the manual for the car seats and vehicles, Mills said.
Kentucky law requires that any child who is 40 inches in height or less should be properly secured in a child restraint system. A child who is under eight years of age and between 40 and 57 inches in height should be secured in a booster seat.