EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) - Eugene Police Department hosted its fourth annual car seat safety clinic Saturday at Valley River Mall.
A reported 73% of car seats aren't installed properly.
Eugene Police's Traffic Enforcement Team taught parents how to install child seats the correct way for free. Officers told NewsSource 16 the most common mistakes include leaving the seat loose, not tightening the harness on a child and the retaining clasp sitting too low instead of armpit level.
"Some other things that we see if that a child simply isn't in the proper seat, they're forward facing before they should be, or they're in a booster seat before they should be out of a five point car safety seat," said Officer Barry Rager. "Anybody that has any questions, I always encourage them to call the traffic enforcement unit with Eugene Police."
Parents who missed out over the weekend are welcome to come to the next clinic. They're held frequently, usually on the last Thursday of the month at the fire station on 2nd and Chambers.