TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Chances and Services for youth and Terre Haute Regional Hospital teamed up to offer free car seat checks Saturday morning.
It’s ahead of Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week.
Checks were done by child passenger safety technicians on a first come, first served basis.
The group also gave away 40 free car seats after receiving a grant from the state.
According to volunteers, it’s important for parents and their children stay safe while in the car.
“The community needs it. There’s so many families out there that don’t have the money to buy the proper car seat or they’ve bought one at a yard sale that’s broken or is expired. If they were to ever get into a collision or crash that child could be injured due to a faulty car seat or the wrong size,” said Regional Hospital nurse, Olivia Rolloff.
Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week is from September 19 until September 26.