This week is Child Passenger Safety Week

By on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

UNION/BAKER COUNTIES – This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, no matter the age, your children rely on you to keep them safe. Many times, injuries and deaths can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Child Passenger Safety Week, during September 19-25, helps parents and caregivers learn about proper car seat installation, and how to use car seats correctly. Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children, according to the latest NHTSA data. A child is involved in a crash while riding in a passenger vehicle, on average, every 25 seconds. When installed correctly, car seats can reduce the risk of fatal injury in a crash by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers.

Learn more about selecting the right seat for your child and schedule a car seat check with a certified technician to ensure your seat is installed correctly.

In Union County CASA of Eastern Oregon provides checks for child safety seats. To have your seat checked, please log on to the link below for a short survey.

In Baker County, Phoebe Wachtel with the Baker City Police Department provides free seat safety

checks. To make arrangements call 541-524-2014