ROSEBURG, Ore. -- More than 80% of parents who use car seats don't have them installed properly.
But this week, the Douglas County Child Safety Seat Coalition is hoping to better educate parents through a free car seat checkpoint.
It's happening this Friday at Clint Newell Motors from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Certified technicians will be on hand to teach parents the proper way to install car seats.
"We find many times that parents have gone out and spent great sums of money on the fanciest car seat they can find, but they don't have it property installed," said Sgt. Aaron Dunbar of the Roseburg Police department. "So, the proper installation is the only way that we're certain the seat is going to work in the event of a crash."
The event is being held in conjunction with national Child Safety Seat Week.