Vehicle passenger safety studies reveal that nearly 80 percent of children's car seats used nationwide are not properly installed. To address this problem, Safety City U.S.A. and Beaumont Children's have teamed up with Mike Savoie Chevrolet to offer free safety seat checks and installation instructions for area families.

The checks will be held at Mike Savoie Chevrolet (1900 W. Maple Rd., Troy, Mich.) on the second Thursday of each month.

These free car seat safety checks are performed by certified child passenger safety technicians and are available by appointment only.

In-Room Car Seat Safety Education

Beaumont's Parenting Program offers new parents In-Room Car Seat Safety Education at both the Troy and Royal Oak hospitals. A certified car seat technician is available Monday through Friday to help answer questions and show new parents how to properly use and install their car seat.