Greene County Public Health & Dayton Children’s Offer Free Car Seat Check on March 21 in Xenia
Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. Child restraints, or car seats, reduce the risk of injury by 71% to 82% and reduce the risk of death by 28% in comparison to children in seat belts alone. Booster seats reduce the risk of nonfatal injuries by 45% among 4 to 8-year olds when compared to the seat belt alone.
All vehicle occupants need to be properly restrained by seat belts or child safety seats to prevent injury in case of a sudden stop, swerve or crash. Seat belts and car seats contact the strongest parts of the body, spread crash forces over a wide area, help slow down the body and protect the brain and spinal cord. In order to ensure that your child is properly restrained in their seat and to be sure it is the right seat for their age, height and weight, it is imperative to have your car seat inspected by a certified child passenger safety technician.
Greene County Public Health and Dayton Children’s have partnered up to offer a free car seat check on Thursday, March 21 in Xenia from 10:00am – 2:00pm. This event will be held at Greene County Public Health located at 360 Wilson Drive, Xenia, and is open to the public. Certified child passenger safety technicians will inspect your car seat or booster to see that it is installed properly and that it is the best one for your child.
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