South Fulton officials checking, replacing car seats to promote child car safety

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South Fulton officials are taking steps to keep more children safe when it comes to car seat safety.

Safe Kids Fulton will be checking car seats and providing replacements during a two-day event that started Tuesday.

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The group said its mission is to prevent accidental injury to children under the age of eight or the height of 4′9″ through education, equipment, enforcement and awareness.

According to Safe Kids Georgia, one child is involved in a car crash every 33 seconds.

Georgia law states children under eight years old must ride in an approved child restraint system and be restrained by a seat safety belt approved under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.

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During the public safety event at Publix Shopping Center off Campbellton Road, free replacements will be offered if a car seat is deemed insufficient.

The child must be present for the car seat inspection to take place.

The next event will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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