The Grant County Child Passenger Safety Program will hold a child passenger safety check at the Lancaster fire station Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sept. 13–19 is Child Passenger Safety Week. Car crashes remain the number one killer of children 1–12 in the United States. Children of all ages need special care when they ride in motor vehicles.
Basic car seat safety is important. The correct car seat, direction of the cart seat, position of the harness, seat belt or latch system, and the air bags all play a vital part of vehicle safety. Together with the child’s height, weight, and age, there are many variables to where a child should be placed in a vehicle.
On National Seat Check Saturday parents and caregivers in Grant County can ask questions and receive hands-on instruction form certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on how to correctly install and use car seats. This event also allows new car seats to be issued to children in need and unused, outdated, recalled, or damaged car seats will collected for recycling.