Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend a special car seat safety class hosted by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
The class aims to educate the public on the important issue of keeping kids safe in motor vehicles. According to the Sheriff’s Department, motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of unintentional deaths for children ages 1 -19 years old. Studies have shown that using a properly installed car seat or booster seat can reduce a child’s risk of death by up to 71%, and can reduce the risk of serious injury by up to 67%.
With a goal of promoting and ultimately enhancing child passenger safety throughout Pima County, the class will be led by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician who will provide information on the car seat most appropriate for children of all ages and sizes. They will also assist with the installation of car seats at the end of the class. and even assist in the installation of the seats.
Generous grants awarded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety made funding for this class possible. The class is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Pima County Sheriff’s Operation Center, located at 1750 East Benson Highway. Class space and availability is limited so those interested are encouraged to register today. Only one car seat per family will be provided.
For more information or to sign up, please call the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Community Resources Unit at 520-351-4615.