Health department hosts Safety Day

By Perry Russom

July 27, 2013 Updated Jul 27, 2013 at 9:25 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Health Department is making sure children are as safe as possible during car rides.

During their annual Health Fair on Saturday, parents learned all about their child's seat safety.

Outside the health department, tents were set up where people could talk to health and law enforcement experts about safety in the Southern Tier.

Some of them focused on stopping DWIs, preventing lyme disease and child seat safety.

Parents were encouraged to have their child seat's checked and replaced if needed.

"We see hundreds of seats every year and probably 85 percent of the seats we see are installed incorrectly," said Traffic Safety Coordinator Christine Muss. "It's really important that not only parents read their instruction manuals to make sure they're installing their seat correctly, but to maybe visit one of the checkpoints and talk to a certified technician."

This is the health department's only health fair of the year, but child safety seat checks will go on throughout the summer.

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