UNION CITY, Ga. (CBS46) — Fulton County parents can now take a break from stressing over the safety of their kids when they’re behind the wheel. Atlanta officials are making sure car seats are installed correctly and giving them away to parents in need.

According to Fulton County’s Department of Health, the third leading cause of unintended deaths for children between the ages of zero and nine were car crashes.

“We don’t want our kids going through windows because they haven’t been properly restrained or having head trauma because of moving around in the event of a car crash," said Fulton County Health Program Manager LaJoyce Brown.

Parents are able to get their car seats properly installed and checked at the entrance of the Walmart on Jonesboro Road alongside the Union City Fire Department.

The event will run until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23.

For those who couldn’t make it, fire departments across metro-Atlanta will still install, check and even give away free car seats during business hours if needed.

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