Lynchburg, VA - Car seats are what we need to help keep our kids safe in the car. But the Lynchburg Fire Department says a lot of times the seat is installed wrong, which could be dangerous and even deadly.
Thursday, the department had an inspection to show you how to make sure your child's seat is secure. They also taught parents what to look for when shopping for a car seat.
Some parents say this is a really important message.
"Always making sure your child buckled up and in the correct car seat for their age. I know unfortunately I've seen people with kids that weren't in car seats and it scares me to death. So I think it's really important," said Suzanne Crist.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the number one killer of children ages 1 to 12 years old in the United States.