With a major travel weekend ahead a spokesman for the Wyoming Highway Patrol is reminding parents to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed.

Sgt. Steve Townsend says troopers find a lot of the seats are not being used properly. Some estimates says that 85 to 90 percent of the seats in use in Wyoming are not being used properly, and Townsend says their effectiveness in protecting kids in crashes can be greatly reduced is they aren't properly installed.

But he says there are a couple of free options for making sure the seats are properly installed before you hit the highway. Townsend says you can either contact your local Wyoming Highway Patrol office for an inspection, or in the Cheyenne area you can get the seats checked at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

. Wyoming law requires all children under the age of nine to be in a child safety seat while traveling in an automobile.