The illustration above IS WHAT NOT TO DO with a child in a seat restraint. Children should always be secured in the back seat.
(Updated to include new dates and locations for Oct. 4 and 5.)
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Injury Prevention Resources will be hosting free car seat clinics this week in Lander and Riverton. Nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will perform inspections and train parents and caregivers to install and adjust their car seats properly.
The clinic will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. in front of Hammer Electronics on Oct. 4. On Saturday, the clinic will be held at the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander from 12 to 4 p.m.
“Essentially, it is a one-on-one lesson in the correct use of your car seat,” IPR Executive Director Noel Cooper said. “Having the event in two different locations helps our members of the community to attend the events.”
Children generally should not be placed in front seats of vehicles, as seen above, due to the danger of airbags.
According to IPR, 86 percent of car seats are used incorrectly, and under Wyoming law all children 9 and under must be use a restraint system unless they are traveling on a bus or meet size exemptions. Cooper states that motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children younger than 14, and child safety seats reduce the risk of death by 71 percent in infants and 54 percent in ages 1 to 4.
This car seat clinic is made possible by Safe Kids Worldwide, Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Fremont County Action Committee. For more information, call Noel Cooper or Tom Cunningham at Injury Prevention Resources (307) 856-2821.
(Stock photo above from here.)