AAA Northeast hosts free car seat safety check clinic in Hamden

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HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — AAA Northeast conducted a free car seat safety check clinic Monday at their Whitney Avenue location in Hamden.

Monday is the start of National Child Passenger Safety Seat Week.

At the clinic in Hamden, AAA technicians looked at if parents had the right seat for the size and age of their kids and if seats met state child passenger safety laws.

They also taught parents the importance of correctly choosing, installing, and using seats.

Adelle Zocher of AAA Northeast told News 8, “Around 70-90% of people have some form of misuse in their car seat. It’s really common. Most people get something wrong. Don’t worry about it. We’re not judging, we just want to help you get it right.”

She says one of the biggest things is the proper use of rear-facing seats. State law says kids need to ride rear-facing until they’re two years old and at least 30 pounds.

If you couldn’t make it to Monday’s event, AAA can still help. Just call or email for an appointment another time. You can call 203-909-2675.

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