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Police say most parents don't secure child seats correctly

09/24/2012 05:45 EDT | Updated 11/24/2012 05:12 EST
The Ontario Provincial Police say that three out of four parents do not properly install their baby seats and that is posing a major danger to their children.

Police say that many parents don't realize they are not installing their child seats properly.

That’s why police are warning them about the importance of doing so.

However, securing child and baby seats isn't always easy, which is Derek Orford runs a Toronto company that fits the seats and secures them.

Orford says he often sees a lot of mistakes in how they are installed.

"It's too upright, it's too loose, they haven't got the straps in the proper point," Orford said. "The worst is an infant and they have them forward facing."

Some police forces will help parents fit the seats properly. Private businesses — like Orford's — charge about $50.

Police say they will be doing more inspections in the coming weeks and that an improperly fitted seat could result in a fine of up to $200.

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