Parents get reassurance at car seat checkpoint
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GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Parents got a little peace of mind Friday as the Gibson County Health Department checked whether car seats were properly installed. This all comes as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. Officers showed those with little ones how to safely install and buckle children. Officials say the goal is to help both parents and their children stay safe as they hit the highway. “Our goal is to make sure kids are installed properly and help the parents make sure the kids are installed correctly,” checkpoint coordinator Tiffany Gertsch said. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children younger than 13. From 2009 to 2013, more than 3,000 children were killed while riding in vehicles.