The Pima County Health Department is distributing free car seats to low-income families.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety provided the county with $5,200 to buy the car seats. They come with materials for safe installation and safety education.
The health department's Public Health Nursing offices are distributing the seats.
Interested parents can call for an appointment:
East office: 6920 E. Broadway Boulevard (520)298-3888
North office: 3550 N. 1st Avenue (520)243-2850
South office: 175 W. Irvington Road (520)889-9543
The department cautions against some of the most common mistakes made with child safety seats, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA):
For safety information online, go to: www.pimahealth.org and click on Public Health Nursing's Car Seat Safety Education link.
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