Get your car seat checked for free

Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States, but correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. That's according to Safe Kids Worldwide.

So, as school gets back in session and you're driving around even more with your kids, we want to help you keep them safe.

Officers from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting Child Seat Inspections on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Encore Movie Theater located at 2701 Cassopolis St. in Elkhart.

Officers and certified car seat technicians from Safe Kids Elkhart County will be on-hand to answer questions about seat belt usage and the proper installation of child restraint seats.

Anyone who may have a child or children in their car is encouraged to stop by. If you can’t, make sure you take a look at this checklist.

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