PCSD hosting car seat safety class in April - Tucson News Now

PCSD hosting car seat safety class in April

Installing a car seat correctly (Source: Tucson News Now) Installing a car seat correctly (Source: Tucson News Now)
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Wondering if you have the proper car seat, and if it's installed correctly?  Then this Pima County Sheriff's Department car seat safety class is just what you need. 

The class will be held on Wednesday, April 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Pima County Sheriff's Operation Center at 1750 East Benson Highway.  

There will be a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician on hand to provide parents with the most appropriate car seat for their child and they will assist in installing that car seat correctly at the end of the class.  

Registration is required for this class and space is limited.  Only one car seat will be given per family.  

For questions and to sign up contact the PCSD Community Resources Unit at (520) 351-4615.

Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of unintentional deaths for children ages 1 -19 years old. Studies have shown that using a properly installed car seat or booster seat can reduce a child’s risk of death by up to 71 percent, and can reduce the risk of serious injury by up to 67 percent. This program was created in order to promote and enhance child passenger safety throughout Pima County.

A grant awarded by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is providing funding for this class.

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