The Iowa Safe Kids Coalition is giving away the first of six thousand booster seats to Iowa families today. Two thousand seats are being offered first-come, first-served to anyone who wants one in Des Moines, with other cities to follow. Coalition spokeswoman Linda Plummer says parents don’t need to do anything to qualify for the free booster seat.Plummer says a recent survey found 83-percent of Iowa children between the ages of four and eight are -not- properly restrained in cars, which makes them much more likely to suffer a serious head injury in a wreck.Plummer says booster seats are made for children between four and eight years of age, or kids between 40 and 80 pounds.While two-thousand seats will be given away today from 9:30 A-M until noon at Drake University’s Knapp Center, four-thousand more will be given away in the coming weeks in Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Mason City and Sioux City. For details, contact your local office of the Safe Kids Coalition.
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