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Police: Most car seats installed incorrectly

Parents wait as a Peru Police Department car seat technician checks for proper installation of a child safety seat. Peru police deputy chief Bob Pyszka called the event “extremely successful,” in that there are now 46 more children riding safely in their vehicles.
Parents wait as a Peru Police Department car seat technician checks for proper installation of a child safety seat. Peru police deputy chief Bob Pyszka called the event “extremely successful,” in that there are now 46 more children riding safely in their vehicles.

Local car seat technicians checked 46 car seats at an event over the weekend, and only four had been found installed correctly, Peru police said.

Two seats were replaced due to them being expired.

The car seat technicians were from the Peru Police Department, Illinois Valley Community Hospital and St. Margaret’s

Hospital at the Peru Hy-Vee as part of National Car Seat Safety Week.

The theme for this year’s event was “Love them enough to use the right seat.”

Peru police deputy chief Bob Pyszka called the event “extremely successful,” in that there are now 46 more children riding safely in their vehicles.

Want help? To schedule your seat to be checked, contact the Peru police department at (815) 223-2151.

Princeton police offer free safety seat checks

PRINCETON — Princeton Police Department will provide free child safety seat checks 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the department, 605 Elm Place. For help at another time, call (815) 872-2351.

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