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Car seat safety check points set up across Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (KFVS) -

When it comes to keeping kids safe in their car seats sometimes all it takes is a little instruction and guidance.

That's exactly what law enforcement, health care agencies and the Illinois Department of Transportation offered Saturday.

The program called "Don't Leap Too Soon" set up car seat safety check points in more than 80 locations in the state.

"The reason it's so important is because 80-percent of the car seats that come through our checks are incorrectly installed," said ISP Trooper David Sneed. "So when you look at the big picture that's a lot of kids running around the nation not secured properly in their car seat."

Illinois wasn't the only place in the nation taking part in the "Don't Leap Too Soon" program. Car seat safety check points were set up all across the Heartland Saturday, and around the nation.

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