Event to promote proper installation of car seats

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Families First for Mississippi will host a car seat checkup event Jan. 17 in Meridian. It will be at 3128 8th Street from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Car seats not correctly installed are one of the leading causes of death and injury in children.

Families First is partnering with Safe Kids Mississippi, Children’s of Mississippi, Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Mississippi Department of Human Services to bring nationally certified technicians for this event.

Families First has similar events planned for other parts of the state.