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Local child safety campaign says 1 in 4 car seats installed incorrectly

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 17:13:42-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Children die every year in car accidents when they are not properly restrained, and some local grocery stores are teaming up with the Utah Highway Safety Office and taking steps to stop that from happening.

Fresh Market stores will be posting signs saying one in four car seats are not installed correctly. They are asking parents to call car seat technicians and have them demonstrate how to put a car seat in right, according to a child's weight and height.

One mother, Breeana Burt, is helping with the campaign. She was in a terrible car crash in March of 2015 when she collided with a driver who ran a red light.

She was driving 65 mph at the time, and the crash totaled both cars. Her 5-year-old daughter was in the backseat, properly restrained in her car seat, and Breeana believes that car seat saved her little girl's life.

“No matter how big of a hurry you're in, no matter what the rush is or where you have to be, it seriously takes all but a minute to put them in the car seat and buckle yourself,” Burt said.

If you want to find a car seat safety technician near you, visit the following links.

Click it Utah

Primary Childrens

Safe Kids Utah