State and local agencies are making your kids are safe while riding in the car. This week is ‘Child Passenger Safety Week’.
Trained car seat technicians are conducting car seat safety checks throughout the region. For free, parents will learn to choose the right car seat for their child. They’ll practice putting a car seat in their vehicles properly, making sure they’re in compliance with the law.
Car seat guidelines recently changing, now saying kids should ride rear-facing for “as long as possible”. Parents will also learn about car seat expirations.
Patty Puline, of Safekids Erie, tells us, “Many people don’t know there’s an expiration date for car seats. Did you know that? Six years is the longest you can have your car seat because it’s recycled plastic and it might not withstand the impact.”
A certified car seat technician will be conducting safety checks tomorrow, that’s Tuesday, September 25th, from 3-7pm at the Stancliff Hose company in Waterford.
The checks are free to the public.