Thursday, December 11, 2014

Free Child Car Seat Checkup Saturday

Not sure if you’ve properly installed your child’s car seat? Have your car seat checked or fitted for free by a Collier County Sheriff’s Office child passenger safety technician Saturday, Dec. 13.

CCSO will participate in a child car seat safety inspection event in cooperation with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida from 9 a.m. to noon at Ecobaby & Home, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #150, North Naples.

A certified CCSO car seat technician at the event will work with you to make sure your child is in the right seat and fitted properly, and that the seat is correctly installed in your vehicle.

Bilingual fitting technicians will be available.

Florida law requires parents to use a child restraint system. If children are not properly restrained while traveling in a vehicle, they could easily be injured in a collision or any other emergency situation.

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, every operator of a motor vehicle, while transporting a child in a motor vehicle operated on Florida roadways, streets, or highways shall, if the child is 5 years of age or younger, provide for protection of the child by properly using a crash-tested, federally approved child-restraint device.

Formerly only children through age 3 had to be in child restraints. The statute does provide exceptions.

Call 239.565.8371 for more information.