National Seat Check Saturday, September 25, 2010

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From the Tulsa Police Department:

The Tulsa Police Department is urging parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed on "National Seat Check Saturday," happening Saturday, September 25. As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 19-25, 2010), the Tulsa Police Department and the Black Officers Coalition will have certified technicians available to provide free hands-on child safety seat inspections and advice from 1000 AM - Noon at North Pointe Center 300 E. Pine Street in Tulsa.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research, 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child restraints. In 2008, among children under age 5 in passenger vehicles, an estimated 244 lives were saved by child restraint use (child safety seats and adult seat belts). Research shows that child restraints provide the best protection for all children up to age 8.

There are so many different ways to mess up the installation of a child safety seat, and the consequences of getting it wrong could be fatal. Even if you've been using a child safety seat for years, you could use a refresher. Proper installation is time consuming, and it's easy to become lax.

Please take a few minutes this coming Saturday morning to be sure your car seat is installed to provide maximum protection to your child.

For more information on Child Passenger Safety Week and to find the child seat inspection station nearest you visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS and http://www.facebook.com/childpassengersafety

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