Car Seat Safety Workshop

Published: May. 4, 2018 at 5:57 PM CDT
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Troopers spent the day teaching moms and dads the safest way to use a car seat, since they say 80% to 90% of car seats are used incorrectly.

The Car Seat Safety Workshop started Tuesday, Friday being the final check to make sure parents learned how to properly install their car seats before being signed off by an instructor.

"As many of these students attest," said Sargent Duane Ellis of Wyoming Highway Patrol. "They never knew that there was so much too child restraints. A lot of times with these young folks, they don't have a choice. And so we educate their parents to make sure that they are using those restraints properly."

Parents learned along side firefighters, highway patrol and other officials also doing certification testing, and more than 20 cars showed up in the first hour alone.

And because car seats and booster seats do expire, Wyoming Highway Patrol handed out free car seats for people with worn down or expired ones.

Safe Kids Coalition hosts these events all over the state every year to make sure children are as safe as they can be.