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Many find car seats not in properly at Lubbock event

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's a problem too many parents have according to statistics.  You've buckled your child in, but is your kid's seat harnessed in the right way?

Local experts set up Saturday outside Amigos on University to check car seats and booster seats to make sure they are safe and up to standards.  The annual child safety seat inspection is sponsored by State Farm and the Injury Prevention Coalition of the South Plains.

"If someone needs a seat, then we replace that seat," says Rick Bell, State Farm Claim Representative.

"If their seat may be outdated, then we replace that too.  State Farm provides funding for the seats."

Parents and soon-to-be parents took advantage of the seat inspections.

"I just wanted to make sure that I followed all the directions correctly whenever I ran through them," says Barton Myers, expecting parent. 

"They are kind of complicated with some of these car seats, so I wanted to make sure that some of the experts actually checked it over before my kid comes home from the hospital."

During past check-ups, 95-percent of people had a problem with their seat.

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