What tips do you have for parents?
- Every person on every ride must use a car seat, booster seat, or safety belt that's right for his or her weight and height.
- A quick trip down the road does not excuse child seat or seat belt use. Three out of four vehicle mishaps occur within 25 miles of the victim's home.
- Do not allow your child to ride in vehicles where drivers or passengers do not use safety restraints.
- Never let children ride on laps or in cargo areas or pickup truck beds.
- Children 12 and under should always ride in the back seat of the vehicle.
- Weigh and measure children often to be sure they are using the right safety device.
- Never use car seats purchased from yard sales, secondhand stores, or flea markets.
- Always register your car seat with the manufacturer; registration helps ensure parents or caregivers are made aware of product recalls.

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1. Can you explain exactly what the Child Seat Inspection and Education Program is?
2. Why is it important for parents to have their child's seat inspected?
3. Why did the Louisa County Sheriff's Office and the Transportation Safety Commission feel that this was a program that the county needed?
4. Out of the number of inspections that you have performed, approximately how many seats had been properly installed?
5. What is one fact that parents often do not realize about car seats?
6. What tips do you have for parents?
7. When can parents have the inspection performed?
8. For more information, who should parents contact?