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Car Seat Clinic

April 25, 2007 permalink

More kids die in traffic accidents than from child abuse. Car seats sound like a remedy but are useless in practice since they are rarely installed properly. We reported last year on a tragedy that struck the family of professional child protectors.

A clinic to correctly install car seats could be a big help. But who would be the best person to fix your car seat? A mechanic with wrenches, or a cop with handcuffs? Gullible parents are invited to participate in a car seat clinic hosted by the Dufferin OPP on Friday. Bring along you child, so the cops can send him directly to foster care without going to your home to pick him up.

A clinic of this kind might work if hosted by Canadian Tire or Walmart.



Orangeville Banner

Dufferin OPP host car seat clinic, Friday

Helping parents to keep their young children safe, Dufferin OPP is hosting a free child seat clinic Friday afternoon. Officers will take a look at how the seats are installed and make any corrections.

According to field statistics, nine out of 10 child seats are used improperly, a press release states. When used properly, the seats reduce the risk of injury by 70 per cent and the risk of death by 90 per cent.

To book an appointment, call Dufferin OPP at 519-925-3838. Participants are asked to bring their vehicle manual, car seat manual and, if possible, their child.

Source: Orangeville Banner