Hospital offers car seat checks

GREENFIELD — Hancock Regional Hospital is accepting appointments to check and make the necessary adjustments to children’s car seats.

In addition, the technician will answer parent and caregiver questions about car seat safety.

“Car seats and booster seats are for passengers too small to be safe with an adult seat belt, but it must be the right seat for the child’s age, height and weight,” said Linda Garrity, hospital community education coordinator. “To be effective, it must be properly installed and properly used for every trip.”

Car seat inspection stations are offered free of charge with support from federal funds, Indiana’s Automotive Safety Program and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. To make an appointment, contact Linda Garrity at 317-468-4383.