Is Your Child Safe? 60% of Car Seats Are Installed Incorrectly
Traffic safety partners celebrate CPS Week with free car seat inspections
WHAT: Media are invited to the Salt Lake County Health Department’s car seat class to learn more about Child Passenger Safety (CPS) week and the importance of car seat checks.
For children under the age of 13 in the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and every 33 seconds a child is involved in a crash. To help keep children safe, law enforcement, firefighters and health officials are encouraging parents to visit a free car seat checkpoint. During CPS Week, Sept. 15-21, traffic safety partners throughout Utah will be hosting free classes and car seat checkpoints statewide. This effort is intended to help parents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible—every trip, every time.
The Salt Lake County Health Department’s car seat class is available in both English and Spanish. Participants receive classroom instruction followed by hands-on experience installing car seat/s and securing their child/ren correctly. This class is free and available on the first Friday of each month. As part of the class, participants have the opportunity to purchase car seats at a discounted cost.
WHEN: Friday, September 6 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: South Redwood Public Health Center, 7971 S. 1825 W. West Jordan
- Keri Gibson, Utah Department of Public Safety’s Occupant Protection Program Manager
- Kerilee Burton, Utah Department of Public Safety’s Child Passenger Safety Program Manager
- Representative from the Salt Lake County Health Department
- Technicians helping guardians correctly install car seats and correctly secure children
Sgt. Nick Street, Utah Highway Patrol