According to the Center for Disease Control, the use of car seats reduces the risk of death to infants by 72%. Asotin County Sheriff Ken Bancroft said he's heard many excuses to why people don't want to wear or use seat restraints, but its important to learn how to use them because it could save a life.
"And what the technicians do is teach parents and caregivers how to properly install the seats, from infants fresh out of the hospital to up until, well just after they graduate out of booster seats," said Sheriff Bancroft.
If you're interested in learning more about car seat safety, there will be a demonstration event this Saturday at Joe Hall Ford, from 10 to 1 in the afternoon. Its free and open to the public and instructors like Sheriff Bancroft will be there, demonstrating safety regulations.