According to the National Safety Council, 70 percent of child safety seats are installed improperly and car accidents are the second-leading cause of death in children 12 months and under. With those sobering statistics in mind, the Southampton Town Police Department will sponsor free car seat safety checks on Saturday for parents and guardians who want to ensure their kids travel safely.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, the Police Department's certified safety seat technicians will make sure that infant, convertible, and booster seats are properly installed.
"Children need special protection in vehicles to keep them safe in the event of a crash," police said in an announcement. More information can be had by calling 631-702-2247.