This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians around the country have been providing free, hands-on car seat education and inspections. September 21st is National Seat Check Saturday!
For my local readers, the Tucson Police Department and Safe Kids Pima County will be holding a car seat inspection event this Saturday. Visit the Ocotillo Learning Center (5702 South Campbell Ave) from 9am-12pm where certified technicians will check your car seat installation.
Not in Tucson, or can’t make Saturday’s event? You can find other car seat inspection events at Safecar.gov/therightseat. You can also find tips on car seat safety, watch how-to videos and sign up for car seat recall notifications.
Want to know one of the best ways to protect your children? Place them in the right car seats for their ages and size, install them correctly, and ensure that the seats fit in your vehicle.
I am always shocked when I am picking my kids up at school and notice kids just hoping in the back seat without a car or booster seat. They say most accidents happen close to home, so even if you are running to the store for milk or to the neighborhood park, it’s essential that everyone is buckled up correctly. It’s just not worth the risk to skip it!
Besides keeping your kids safe, it’s also the law. The new Arizona booster seat law went into effect last year. It requires all kids between 5 and 8 years old, and under 4 foot, 10 inches tall ride in a booster seat.
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a RideSafer Travel Vest, it’s perfect for keeping your kids safe in the car when traveling! Or to use when the grandparents are picking your child up at school!
I am sharing information about the Child Passenger Safety Week as part of a campaign with the Ad Council and the National Highway Safety Transportation Association.