Child Passenger Safety Week – Tips and Local Events

by Carrie with Children with 2 comments

Did you know that September 18 -24th is Child Passenger Safety Week?  This Saturday is also National Seat Check Saturday with certified child passenger safety technicians available to inspect car seats and provide advice free of charge at designated spots across the country.

This week is celebrated across the country to remind parents and caregivers of the need to keep children of all ages properly restrained in the seat that meets their weight and height requirements.

Maggie wearing Daddy's hat

Check out these car seat safety recommendations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

  • Select a car seat based on your child’s age and size and choose a seat that fits in your vehicle and use it every time.
  • To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturing height and weight requirements.
  • Keep your child in the back seat at least through age 12.

Local to the Jacksonville, Florida area?  Check out the Northeast Florida Safe Kids event this Saturday, September 24th at Kohl’s in Oakleaf from 9-11:30 a.m. In addition to seat checks, technicians will be screening to find children who have been prematurely riding in a seatbelt when they should be in a booster seat.  A Safety In and Around Cars exhibit will also be displayed, featuring two new vehicles from Nimnicht Chevrolet.

Check out the Child Passenger Safety Week website to find a child seat safety inspection station in your area!

** I received no compensation for this post. Car seat safety is critical for families and I wanted to share this information with you.  **

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  • Cynthia Dennis

    Thank you for posting the Child Passenger Safety Week information and helping to get the word out to parents. Safe Kids Northeast Florida and its members inspected 142 child safety seats during CPS Week and distributed 50 seats at events throughout Northeast Florida. Anyone who still needs help or advice about keeping children safe in and around vehicles can call us anytime at (904) 202-4302.

    • Carrie with Children

      Hi Cynthia – Thanks so much for sharing! I’m so glad to know you had a great turnout in our area! Thanks for all you do to keep children safe!