Local agencies team up for child safety

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Andy Mohr Mitsubishi Motors, nonprofit Kids Safety First and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department teamed up last week to help parents check up on child and infant booster seats.

The sheriff’s department received a $2,000 grant from Mitsubishi Motors and Kids Safety First to put the event on, as well as $1,000 worth of car seats provided by the Dorel Juvenile Group.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department Deputy and spokesperson Vicky Dunbar said the remainder of the car seats is split between it and the two other supporting agencies, Carmel Police Department and Fishers Police Department, to be used as on-hand replacements.

Dunbar said the two-hour event drew ten cars and 14 seats for inspection.

She said sometimes parents, experienced and un-experienced, must deal with car seats that aren’t always compatible with different vehicles.

There have been no recent tragedies related to incorrect seat installation in Hamilton County, according to Dunbar.

She said participating in the event has been gratifying.

“We’re helping families here in the county and making children safer,” she said.

This was the third year for the event, and Dunbar said the sheriff’s department will participate again, if asked.

 

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