OAKHURST – Did you know that, according to CHP, critical misuse of child safety seats happens about 73 percent of the time?
In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Oakhurst Area CHP is holding a Car Seat Check Up Event following the conclusion of the Heritage Days Parade on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upper parking lot at Yosemite High School (the drop-off lot).
“We welcome all the community and hope you will spread the word to those who have questions, need an installation, information on, or assistance with car seats,” says CHP Public Information Officer Kaci Lutz.
It’s not an easy task to find the right car seat. After all, there are several types of seats—from infant to convertible and booster—depending on your child’s age and size. Even after you find the right one, it’s important to know how to install your car seat correctly and when to transition your child to another type of seat as your child grows older.
“We will have four car seat technicians present at the event to check the current child safety seat for recalls and defects, educate adults on proper installation methods to ensure every child is properly secured in their child seat.”
Those attending are asked to bring their vehicle, their child, and the seat their child is currently using. Make sure your child is safe and secure, that the child safety seat you are using is properly installed, and that it is free of defects and not subject to recall.
There is no need to RSVP, it will be first come, first serve.
For any further questions regarding this please contact me or Officer David Sweeney or Officer Mike Kinney at 658-6590.