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PCSD: Free car seat safety check

Past car seat safety check event. (Source: City of Tucson) Past car seat safety check event. (Source: City of Tucson)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department, along with the Tucson Police Department, and Safe Kids Pima County, are hosting a free car seat safety event on Saturday, March 18.  

They are inviting the public to bring down their car seats for a safety check to the Tucson Medical Center's Square and Compass Children's Clinic (2600 North Wyatt Drive). The event is from 9 a.m. to noon, and parents will learn about proper car seat installation and usage from trained deputies, officers, and community partners. 

According to PCSD vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths for children aged 1 to 19 years old.  In 2014 more than 50 children were killed in crashes due to misuse or non-use of a child restraint system.  

Making sure the car seat is properly installed is the first step in keeping kids safe.  Bring your car seat and have it checked. 

A grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is providing the funding for this event. 

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