HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation announced that certified child-passenger-safety technicians will offer free virtual car-seat safety checks and education to parents and caregivers as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week.

The virtual car seat checks will be conducted as part of National Seat Check today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include instruction on how to install and use car seats correctly.

Technicians will also help determine if a child is in the OVERSET FOLLOWS:right seat for their age and size, and explain the importance of registering car seats with their manufacturers so parents and caregivers can be notified if there is a recall. To make an appointment for a free, virtual, one-on-one car-seat check, call 527-2588.

“As a parent or caregiver, we know you have a long list of things you do to show your children just how much you love them, and one of the top priorities is keeping them safe,” said Lisa Dau, injury keiki coordinator for the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition. “You need to make sure you are using the correct car seat, booster seat or seat belt based on your child’s age and size to know that they are properly restrained in the vehicle.”

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