Car Seat Safety - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Legislative Leader Pushes Higher Ed Change

    Legislative Leader Pushes Higher Ed Change

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:10:49 GMT
    It's a big business and it needs a new direction. That's how North Dakota State House Majority Leader Al Carlson describes higher education in the state. Carlson was a guest of the Minot Area Chamber
    It's a big business and it needs a new direction. That's how North Dakota State House Majority Leader Al Carlson describes higher education in the state. Carlson was a guest of the Minot Area Chamber
  • Fatal Accident

    Fatal Accident

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:09:19 GMT
    An 84-year-old man from Stanley died in the crash of his mini-van with a semi truck last night. The Highway Patrol reports the man was driving south of Highway 8 on the north edge of Stanley when he slammed
    An 84-year-old man from Stanley died in the crash of his mini-van with a semi truck last night. The Highway Patrol reports the man was driving south of Highway 8 on the north edge of Stanley when he slammed
  • Powers Lake Raising Funds for Expansion

    Powers Lake Raising Funds for Expansion

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:06:13 GMT
    Back in October the people of Powers Lake passed a bond issue that would allow for high school expansion, and get elementary children out of portable classrooms. After receiving bids for the project the
    Back in October the people of Powers Lake passed a bond issue that would allow for high school expansion, and get elementary children out of portable classrooms. After receiving bids for the project the
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.