Safety City USA Offers Free Car Seat Safety Checks
On Thursday, Aug. 14, Safety City U.S.A. is offering Beaumont area residents "Car Seat Safety Checks." Certified child passenger safety technicians will check and teach parents how to properly install car seats at no charge. The event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Safety City U.S.A. is in the Northwood Shopping Center, 30955 N. Woodward Ave. (at 13 Mile Road), Royal Oak.
Safety City U.S.A. will also offer car safety seat checks by appointment on the second Thursday of each month.
"Vehicle passenger safety studies reveal that nearly 80 percent of children's car seats usednationwide are not properly installed. To address this problem, Safety City U.S.A. has teamed up with Beaumont Hospital staff to offer free safety seat checks and installation instruction," says Donna Bucciarelli, R.N., trauma prevention coordinator, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and program manager, Safety City U.S.A.
"According to Safe Kids Worldwide, car crashes remain the No.1 killer of children ages 3 to14 in the United States."