We will once again host a FREE child safety seat check for parents and child caregivers in Montgomery on Saturday, Sept. 19, giving them an opportunity to ensure their child safety seats are properly installed in their vehicles. The event, Seat Check Saturday, is part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, an annual event presented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seat Check Saturday will once again be held at The Shoppes at EastChase.
Every year, thousands of children are tragically injured or killed in automobile crashes. For children ages 3-6 and 8-14, it is the leading cause of death. It is impossible to overstate the toll this takes on families. All 50 states and the District of Columbia and our territories have laws requiring the use of safety seats, booster seats and seat belts for children traveling in motor vehicles. But these restraints cannot work if they are not installed properly. Sadly, three out of every four child restraints are not properly used.
The sixth annual Seat Check Saturday check point will be located in the Dillard’s parking lot at the Shoppes at Eastchase. Safe Kids USA will provide certified technicians to install, inspect and instruct caregivers. For information about a seat check event or training near you visit safekids.org. Contact Helen Taylor by email, firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.