Groups Focus on Making Sure Kids are Properly Buckled Up

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Car accidents are the leading cause of death among young children and the number of deaths is higher among certain groups.

The American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that African-American and Hispanic infants and toddlers are unrestrained 10 times more often than white children.

Susan Helms with Safe Kids said often times when it comes to feeding your kids, paying rent or buying a car seat, the seat loses out.

“The idea would be to be restrained and stay in the vehicle,” Helms said.  “The alternative with that is to fly out on a street and extensive injuries and death will happen.

Safe Kids will be hold a Blessing of the Child Safety Seats and seat check up with Latino Memphis on Saturday from 9 a.m. until Noon.

Anyone on any type of government assistance can get a discounted car seat through the health department.