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Brookfield police help steady line of parents install, inspect car seats

Brookfield Police are calling this weekend's car seat clinic a success.  Most, if not all, of the car seats that came to the clinic had at least one installation mistake, which the technicians were able to point out and correct.  The line was backed up several cars deep and extended out of the parking lot at several times during the day.  Three technicians worked to get everyone in and out efficiently.


There were several expired seats, for which the department provided and installed a new seat.  Police say there were also several seats facing the wrong direction, calling it an unsafe practice and illegal in some cases.  There were also a few where the child had outgrown the seat entirely so Brookfield Police provided and installed a new seat or booster. 


The Department thanked the MOMS Club of Brookfield for donating safety packs for each child whose loved one stopped by the police station to have a car seat inspected or installed. 


New car seat laws take effect in Connecticut on Sunday.