PCSD holding free car seat event

PCSD holding free car seat event
Car seat safety

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting a car seat safety class in May.

The class will be held Thursday, May 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide participants with the car seat most appropriate for their child and they will assist parents with the installation of the seat at the conclusion of the class.

Registration is required and class availability is limited - only one car seat per family will be given.

For questions or to sign up, please email the PCSD Community Resources Unit at Sarah.Philpott@sheriff.pima.gov.

Studies have shown using a properly installed car seat or booster seat can reduce a child’s risk of death by up to 71 percent, and can reduce the risk of serious injury by up to 67 percent. This program was created in order to promote and enhance child passenger safety throughout Pima County.Car crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths for children age 1 to 19 years old and a way to help prevent that is to make sure all car seats are properly installed.

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