Police host series of car seat inspections in Prince George’s -- Gazette.Net



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Prince George’s police have scheduled a series of car seat inspection events to ensure the safety of child travelers.

During a car seat check event Prince George’s police held in Mount Rainier March 13, technicians discovered that 90 percent of car seats inspected were incorrectly installed or had been recalled by manufacturers.

Parents were invited to have their children’s car seats or boosters inspected to ensure that they were being used and installed properly, police said.

The next event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 at the Ourisman Chrysler Jeep Ram Dealership on Crain Highway in Bowie. Car seat checks will also be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at the Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union in Bowie and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at the Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union in Beltsville.

Police said all of the events are free and open to anyone willing to have their car seats inspected.

Inspections take about 30 minutes, police said.

The seat check events are co-hosted by the Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union.

The inspections are part of the department’s community outreach and vehicle traffic safety program, police have said.

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