Doddridge County officials hosted a "Fall into Safety" fair Tuesday evening at the Smithburg Pre-K Center.
Representatives of the Middle Ohio Valley Safety Program partnered with part of the Governors Highway Safety Program, and the Doddridge County Sheriff's Department were there to make sure child safety seats were properly installed and up to code.
They replaced one outdated child safety seat for a Doddridge grandmother, who learned a valuable lesson about expiration dates on child safety seats.
"Well, that's a tremendous help. Otherwise, we would have had to try and figure out how to get the babies home safe tonight without an opportunity to go somewhere and buy a car seat tonight. So it was a very nice benefit that the county provided," said grandmother Shelia Lipscomb.
"One of the things parents should look for is that the seat itself should move no more than one inch from where it's buckled in. The other thing most parents don't know it that child safety seats have an expiration date," said Toni Tiano, program administrator of the Middle Ohio Valley Regional Highway Safety Program.
The Middle Ohio Valley Safety Program said national studies show that about 90 percent of child safety seats are installed improperly.
Call the Doddridge County Sheriff's Department at (304) 873-1944 to have your child safety seat checked out.