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Car seat safety a focus of 'Show Me Safety Fair' Saturday

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Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital will help parents install car seats in their vehicle. Credit: KMOV Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital will help parents install car seats in their vehicle. Credit: KMOV

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Child passenger safety is coming into focus ahead of National Seat Check Saturday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is partnering with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital to bring awareness to car seat safety. They said 59 percent of car seats are not installed properly.

"One of the main problems that parents do, they like to turn their children around from rear-facing to front-facing a little too early," said Lori Winkler, Injury Prevention Nurse Coordinator. "The other problem is the booster seat because when our children, for their 8th birthday, all they want to do is get out of that booster seat because it's not cool. The recommendation is they must be at least 80 pounds or, and this is where they fail, 4-foot-9."

Saturday, they are hosting the "Show Me Safety Fair" to check car seats for free. There will also be health screenings, bike helmet checks, and food.

 For details on the event in University City, click here

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