Child Car Seat Safety Checks;
Schedule an Appointment With Us or
Visit A Community Seat Check Event
Safe Kids Northeast Florida and THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital, offer a Safe Kids Buckle Up® inspection station featuring free car seat and booster seat installation checks by certified child passenger safety technicians. For an appointment, call 202.4302. Click here for a flier with local and details.
Child Car Safety Seats is one of the most important subjects to Safe Kids Northeast Florida. So besides the weekly Safe Kids Buckle Up® Inspections Station (by appointment), Safe Kids Northeast Florida also offers community child safety car seat checks - click here for a location near you and dates and times
Remember, last year the State of Florida enhanced its child restraint law and this year it is standard for every motor vehicle operator to have a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device for children until age 6. Watch a Florida Department of Transportation public service announcement that outlines the child restraint law.
And here is a great reference document for parents -- Car Seat Checkup: Top 5 Things to Do
Here is a Web resource for information on "Is Your Child In The Right Car Seat?" (safercar.gov) Summer Temps are Starting to Simmer -- Remember; Never Leave A Child In a Car
The temperature inside a car parked outside in the summer can reach 140 degrees. Safe Kids reminds parents and caregivers how to prevent the tragedy of children being trapped in a hot car. Here is what it feels like inside a car on a hot day.
Avoid tragedy - never leave a child in a car. Create reminders -- buckle in a gym bag or briefcase in the backseat -- so you do not forget about your child as a passenger when you get to your destination. Take action -- call 911 when you see a child alone in a car. (You could be saving a life.)
Find out why this is such an important topic - learn about Reggie McKinnon's tragic experience. Make sure this doesn't happen to your family.
National TV Safety Campaign
. Make sure your flat screen TVs are mounted securely to the wall. One child every three weeks dies from a television tipping over, and every hour a child goes to the emergency room for an injury suffered this way.
Visit the TV safety page and blog on Safe Kids Worldwide.