While it's important to buckle your young child or infant in a car seat, how you install the car seat may be even more important.
Ryan GMC and The Injury Prevention branch of First District Health Unit have decided to pair up to start checking children's car seats.
This may seem like a small issue, but you would be surprised at the number of mistakes people commonly make while installing car seats for their kids.
For instance, not every car seat is right for every car.
If the car seat isn't made for your vehicle, the amount that it will protect your child in an accident drops quite a bit.
Members of the Injury Prevention group are gathering with parents to make sure the seats are properly installed, and to give a few tips about the best ways to keep children safe while using car seats.
(Bobbi Dickinson, First District Health Unit) "I feel like it's a good thing to have going on because when you are in a car accident the first thing we, you know, are concerned about is if our kids are okay. So,why not make sure that we're ready in case it does happen to make sure they are protected to the best of our ability?"
Car seat checks will be held every other Tuesday, alternating between the three Ryan dealerships in Minot.