A Child Safety Day will be held at Buckman-Mitchell Insurance, 500 N. Santa Fe, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Representatives of the CHP will be on hand to be sure that car seats are age-appropriate and installed correctly.
Research released recently by Safe Kids USA shows that most parents aren't using child seats correctly. Only 30 percent are using the tether straps that keep the tops of child seats ¬– and children's heads – secured in crashes, and many are not using the safest seats for their children's ages. The California Office of Transportation Safety estimates that 90 percent of car seats are improperly installed.
“This safety day is intended for both parents and grandparents because laws and car seat designs have changed since grandparents had small children,” noted Carol Jones, vice-president of Buckman-Mitchell Insurance. “As a grandmother, I recognize how difficult it can be to keep up with the changes, but we need to know the children are safe.”
BMI will distribute “All About Me” stickers for use on bicycles, helmets or car seats to provide identification in the case of an emergency.
“We don’t want to think about a car or bike accident that requires identification and authorization of medical care, but it’s like insurance – when you need it, you’re glad to have it,” Jones noted.
The “All About Me” stickers will be available at BMI, while supplies last. For details, call Buckman-Mitchell Insurance at 733-1181.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Jones at email@example.com or call 635-3594.