Parker PD

You may have a car for your child, but it is installed properly? You can find out from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Parker Police Department at 1314 11th Street. The Parker Police and the Community Health Outreach Program are joining to provide free inspections of car seats to make sure they are installed properly.

This event is being conducted as part of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety’s Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week.

As explained by CHOP spokesperson Mandy LoPresti, they will not be giving away free car seats. This is an event for people who already have car seats to have them inspected so they can be sure they are installed properly.

Those who stop by to have their car seats inspected Sept. 24 will be entered into raffles for prizes.

“Everyone who gets their car seats checked will automatically be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a $50 gift card from La Piazza, two $25 gift cards from Kool Kravings, board games, popcorn or candy!” LoPresti said. “The drawing will be held Saturday after the event on the Parker Police Department Facebook page.” 

Back in May, the Community Health Outreach Program handed out 100 free car seats to people who needed them but couldn’t afford them.

The website TMC Health states: “Arizona law (ARS 28-907) requires all children under eight years old and under 4 feet-9 inches tall to be properly secured in a child safety seat. Child safety seats include infant seats, convertible seats, forward-facing seats or other federally-approved safety devices. The seat must meet appropriate height and weight specifications for the child. There is a fine of up to $176.”

TMC Health goes on to state that 40 percent of all children who should be in a car seat aren’t in one, and 80 percent of car seats are installed improperly. Properly installed rear-facing seats have been shown to fatalities by 71 percent, while properly-installed forward-facing seats have reduced fatalities by 54 percent.

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sam whittemore

kudos to the peeps involved in this. with all that money we are letting be laundered thru the ukraine scam, you would think that would buy a lot a car seats and pass them out. or the billions spent on the global farce on terror as well.

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