Governor’s Office, Safety officials spread awareness for National Child Passenger Safety Week

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Car crashes are the leading cause for death for children in Georgia–and the United States–according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

But safety officials are aiming to save lives by educating parents during National Child Passenger Safety Week, and News 3’s Courtney Cole has some useful information for your next car ride.

If you’re a parent, then taking your child to-and-from school or day care is an important part of your day. But even more important is making sure that you get your little one there safely, by selecting the right car seat, booster, or seatbelt.

The entire process of picking out the right seat can be downright daunting and even confusing…especially when it comes to installing the seat…but it’s important. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, in 2014, 252 children under the age of five were saved because they were riding in the proper car seat.

So how do you pick out the proper car seat for your child? –It’s all based on your child’s age and size.

 

Chart courtesy Safecar.gov
Chart courtesy Safecar.gov

 

If you have additional questions, you’ll have three more opportunities this week to ask questions to keep your child’s car ride safe.

(The Child Car Safety event details are listed below. All of the events are free and open to the public.)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bluffton Police Department

101 Progressive Street

Bluffton Police, SC Highway Patrol & Safe Kids will be at the event

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Law enforcement will check car safety seats to make sure they’re properly installed.

Thursday September 22, 2016

K-Mart parking lot

2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC

Hosted by SC Highway Patrol

12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Live Oak Public: Southwest Chatham Library Branch on Abercorn Street

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Click here for additional information about car seat recommendations.

Click here to learn how to install your car or booster seat.

 

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