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Recent Traffic Fatalities Remind Drivers of Car Seat Safety

Updated: Thursday, August 14 2014, 11:24 AM CDT

Williamson County EMS gives car seat safety advice for caregivers

Williamson County EMS says nearly 90-percent of car seats that they check at an organized safety seat inspection event have an issue with them that could prevent it from working properly in a wreck.

In light of a nearly week-long, daily basis of fatal wrecks, KEYE TV found out what we can do to better protect the littlest of passengers: our children.

Texas law requires children younger than eight or less than four feet, five inches tall to be in a child safety seat. EMS Commander, Willis Sefcik, says its important to know that car seats have expiration dates and they should not be used for more than five years. Any longer than that in Texas heat could warp the plastic and restraint material.

Caregivers should also avoid second-hand car seats with an unknown history. Additionally, if a seat has been in a crash, it should never be used again.

Today Williamson County EMS partnered up with the Taylor Independent School District for free inspections at its Taylor EMS station. If you missed the event, you can contact contact Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare at 512-336-3423 and 512-509-0200.

By Ashley Roberts

Recent Traffic Fatalities Remind Drivers of Car Seat Safety

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