For the seventh straight year, Beasley Allen hosted a Seat Check Saturday event in conjunction with National Child Passenger Safety Week. The event, held Sept. 24, gives parents and caregivers an opportunity to ensure their child safety seats are properly installed in their vehicles. Seat Check Saturday was held at The Shoppes at EastChase. They have graciously allowed us to set up year after year.
The reason our firm likes to bring in certified technicians and host this event is that every year, thousands of children are tragically injured or killed in automobile crashes. For children ages 3-6 and 8-14, it is the leading cause of death. We believe these events help save lives.
Safety seats, booster seats and seat belts are required in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and our territories for children traveling in motor vehicles. But these restraints cannot work if they are not installed properly. Sadly, three out of every four child restraints are not properly used.
Our hope is that those parents who have taken the time to visit one of these events learned how to properly fit and install their child’s seat so that they are safe. Mike James, Alabama Statewide Child Passenger Safety Coordinator, as well as other certified technicians were on site to instruct parents and caregivers. For information about a seat check event or training near you visit seatcheck.org. If you need more information, contact Helen Taylor at 800-898-2034 or by email at Helen.Taylor@beasleyallen.com.
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