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8/28/09

Covenant to provide free car seat checks and education

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Covenant Health System will provide free infant and child car seat safety checks on Saturday for parents to ensure their child's seat is installed properly, and to ask any questions of the expert nurses.

On Saturday, August 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Covenant nurses will conduct the checks on the first floor physician parking lot of the west parking garage, 21st St. and Louisville Avenue, entrance off of 22nd Place.

Additionally, Covenant will give away a free car booster seat for children ages 4-10 to the first 50 families, limit one booster seat per family.

The nurses will also provide education on the new car seat safety laws that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2009.

Texas child passenger safety laws require children younger than five years of age and less than 36 inches in height to ride in an approved car seat. Beginning September 1, 2009, a new law requires children under age 8 to ride in a booster seat, unless they are 4'9" tall.

Texas law also states that during the operation of the vehicle, the child must be properly secured in the car seat or booster seat according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system. Children under age 17 must be buckled into the vehicle with a seat belt.

For more information, contact the Covenant Community Resource Center at 725-0633.

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