For children ages 1 – 13, car crashes are the leading cause of death even though many time these deaths and injuries could be prevented.

The proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts could help save the life of a young one. According to Traffic Safety Marketing, on average there were two children under 13 killed per day in 2016 riding in cars, SUVs, pickups or vans.

This year, National Child Passenger Safety Week is September 23 – 29. In light of the statistics that surround this topic, Commerce will be conducting a freeĀ car seat safety check at the city park on Park Street, September 24 from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

There will also be limited supplies of free car and booster seats to families in need. No appointment or reservations are taken.