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Press Release

Experts demonstrate the importance of car and booster seats to kick off Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week

Wednesday September 15, 2021

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Media are invited to learn insights from the experts when it comes to car seats and boosters. Experts including Dr. Hilary Hewes, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, CPS program managers and certified technicians are available for interviews on proper safety protocol and will be demonstrating how to properly install car seats and boosters. 

This year for Child Passenger Safety week, happening September 19-25, The Department of Public Safety is focusing it’s public education on booster seat safety. ‘Boost for Safety’ is the new reminder for parents. In 2020, there were 1,468 unrestrained occupant crashes on Utah roads, 64 of those resulted in a fatality. Proper vehicle restraints are imperative to a child’s safety. Traffic safety partners throughout Utah will be hosting free classes, car seat checkpoints and educating the public on proper child safety practices.


Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 8:45am


Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Lower Parking Lot 
1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119


  • Dr. Hilary Hewes, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Keri Fuhr, Utah DPS Occupant Protection Program Manager
  • Terry Smith, Utah DPS Child Passenger Safety Instructor
  • Kerilee Burton, Utah DPS Child Passenger Safety Program Manager
  • Dora Requena, Shriners Hospital – Spanish speaking


  • Car seat demonstration- children and seats of different sizes 
  • Students participating in CPS certification classes
  • Variety of car seat styles

Media Contact:

Sergeant Cameron Roden



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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