According to the American Journal of Pediatrics, the most dangerous thing that U.S. children do as part of daily life is ride in a car. Reducing that danger can be as simple as proper installation of your child’s car seat. Blue Water Community Action, along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Michigan State Police (MSP), and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office wants to help. The organizations are sponsoring a car seat safety check at the Fort Gratiot Fire Department on Wednesday, November 6th from 2-7 p.m.
The group says that 95 percent of parents use their child’s car seat incorrectly. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to look at seat selection which will determine if a child has the correct seat. Technicians will also review seat installation and seat use determining if the child is buckled in properly. Finally, next steps will be offered for when a child grows and what can be expected. The event is free and open to the public. Appointments to attend the event should be made in advance by calling 810-966-3542.
Reporting for WGRT, Mike Smith.