In conjunction with Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 15-21, Driscoll Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Program offered free inspections of child car safety seats on Saturday.
The event, as part of National Seat Check Saturday, invited parents to bring their children and car seats to have a certified car seat inspector demonstrate the proper way of installing and securing car safety seats.
Queta Almanza, child passenger safety technician at Driscoll Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Program, encouraged parents to install the car safety seats, and she would inspect and give tips and advice while demonstrating the proper and lawful way to do so.
"Eighty percent of the car seats that we sell through our department at Driscoll Children's Hospital are installed incorrectly," Almanza said. "It's very important to make sure the kids have the right car seats."
Another focus for the event was to make sure parents understand the law, which requires all children under 8 years old, unless they are taller than 4 ft. 9 in., to be properly restrained in a child seat.