Blount County Sheriff's Office and the Blount County Fire Department will have a child safety seat clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at in the Greenbelt parking lot across from the Blount County Courthouse, 341 Court St.
Certified safety seat technicians will be on hand to install child safety seats, and also to check existing seats for proper installation and fit.
According to Centers for Disease Control statistics cited by BCSO, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 2 and 4. Roughly 1.5 million children are involved in vehicle crashes every year. BCSO also cited studies that say safety seats can reduce infant deaths in car crashes by 71 percent, and toddler deaths by 54 percent.