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Woodland Hosts Car Seat Checkup Event

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September 13, 2019
Edward Smith

Child Passenger Safety Week

Correctly installed child car seats are the first line of defense when it comes to protecting your child on the road. According to, a child safety seat that is properly installed and used can bring down the incidence of fatal injuries for infants by 71 percent, for toddlers by 54 percent, and for kids between 4 to 8 years by 45 percent.

Free Car Seat Checkup Event in Woodland

The Health and Human Services Agency of Yolo County through its Car Seat Safety Program is helping celebrate the Child Passenger Safety Week through a free car seat checkup event.

Location: Empower Yolo, 175 Walnut Street, Woodland

Date and Time: 10 am to 12 pm, September 19, 2019

You can get your car seat checked by appointment during the event. For visitors without an appointment, the car seats will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Details

To schedule an appointment for the event, or to learn more, you can call the Child Passenger Safety Program (Yolo County) at 530-406-4410. Or, you can send an email to [email protected].

This program has been funded by a grant from the COTS (California Office of Traffic Safety), through NHTSA.

Raising Awareness Through the Event

The Car Seat Checkup Event in Woodland is aimed at raising awareness among parents and guardians about the risks that their children are exposed to when their car seats are defective, wrongly installed, or improperly used.

During the event, certified and trained Child Passenger Safety Technicians will check the car seats and make sure they are correctly installed.

According to Duane Chamberlain, Yolo County Supervisor, in 2017, every 32 seconds, a child below 13 years was involved in a car crash. The best way to ensure child safety while driving is to use a car seat that is appropriate for their age and size, and the child is buckled correctly.

The aim of the Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15 – 21) is to enable parents and guardians to ensure that their kids ride safely at all times.

Safety Tips for Child Passengers

  • Make sure your child below the age of 13 rides only in the back seat.
  • Do not negotiate when your child complains of buckling up, and drive only after the child’s seat belt is securely fastened.
  • Be responsible about using your own seat belt every time you drive. Your driving behavior will impact your child’s readiness to buckle up.
  • A car seat will usually last between five and 10 years. Make sure to check the seat’s expiration date as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • When kids are seated incorrectly, they are at risk from airbags, especially when sitting in the front. You should focus on avoiding placing a rear-facing car seat near an airbag in a front seat.
  • Read and follow the instructions that the car seat manufacturer provides to secure your child properly in all seating positions.

Watch YouTube Video: Keep Your Child Safe During Child Passenger Safety Week. The news video from ABC 23 reports on how to keep your child properly secured in a car seat.

Woodland Car Accident Lawyer

Hi, I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland car accident lawyer. If your child has sustained a personal injury in a car crash due to a defective car seat, or the car crash occurred due to another’s fault, I can help you pursue a legal claim for maximum compensation.

Call me for free, friendly advice at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400.

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