WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick announced that the sheriff's office will conduct a Child Passenger Safety seat check event as part of the National Seat-Check Saturday event on Saturday, September 21.
It will be held at the Williamson County Administrative Building, located at 407 N. Monroe Street in Marion.
Certified child passenger safety technicians will be present from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to check car seats for proper installation, and to advise parents and caregivers how to choose and install the right car seat.
The event is free to the public.
According to the sheriff's office, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one to 13. Crash data from 2010 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that about 2 children 12 or younger were killed and 325 were injured each day in passenger vehicles.