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State police offering car seat checks Saturday, May 14

NEW HAVEN — Motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death within the United States among children between the ages of 1 and 13 years old. The correct installation and use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts is one of the most important actions that can be taken to prevent serious injury and/or death in a motor vehicle crash.
The New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police will conduct a free car seat check-up event on Saturday, May 14, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation and advise parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seats and install them properly in their vehicles.
The event will be primarily appointment based, however drive-up visits will be welcome. It is encouraged that parents or caregivers have their children present during the fitting and installation of the car seat or booster seat. Additionally, it is encouraged that parents or caregivers bring their vehicle manual and car seat manuals.
The barracks is at 2490 Ethan Allen Highway in New Haven — this is right on the east side of Route 7 across from the north entrance of Dog Team Road.
“Keeping children safe while riding in vehicles is a top priority for the Vermont State Police,” said Trooper Adria Pickin in a press release.
Anyone who has questions, needs additional information, or wishes to set up an appointment is asked to contact Trooper Pickin at 802-388-4919 or adria.pickin@vermont.gov.

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