Created: 09/03/2014 8:11 AM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A state agency is sponsoring free clinics in five communities to educate parents about the proper use of child safety seats in vehicles.
The Department of Transportation and the nonprofit group Safer New Mexico Now will conduct the clinics Sept. 20 in Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Las Vegas and Santa Fe.
Certified technicians will instruct parents on installing and selecting safety seats.
More information is available from Safer New Mexico Now at 505-856-6143 or 800-231-6145. Appointments are required for the clinics in Alamogordo and Santa Fe.
State law requires safety or booster seats for children under the age of seven or who weigh less than 60 pounds regardless of their age. Children through age 12 must use booster seats if a vehicle's seat belt doesn't properly fit them.
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