September 13-19, 2015 is Child Passenger Safety Seat Awareness week. In Wood County, there were no fatalities involving children under the age of 13 in calendar year 2014. Child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers. Car seats are most effective when installed properly in your vehicle and used correctly.
It is essential for parents to make sure their child safety equipment in their vehicles is current with state and federal regulations and is installed properly. Residents of Wood County are encouraged to contact either Wood County Hospital or Safe Kids of Greater Toledo to schedule a car seat inspection.
On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Thayer Chevrolet is hosting a Child Safety Seat Checkup Event starting at 10:00 am. Call Safe Kids of Greater Toledo at 419-219-5993 to schedule an appointment. You can also call Wood County Hospital Obstetrics Department at 419-354-8900 to schedule an appointment at any time.
For More Information:
- Jerrod Savidge, 419-352-2481
- Safe Communities Coordinator, Sandy Wiechman
419-372-9353 or firstname.lastname@example.org