Child Passenger Safety Week
September 18-24, 2016
Seat Check Saturday September 24
CPS Week is September 18-24, and we're celebrating with events all over the area. Check out the chart below to find a seat check near you. Call us at 904.202.4302 to make an appointment for Seat Check Saturday or Booster Seat Saturday on September 24. *Children must be at least 4 years old and 40 pounds to qualify for a booster seat. **While appointments and supplies last.
Here is a list CPS activities throughout Northeast Florida this week....
Child Passenger Safety Week is a good time to prompt parents; 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.
Water Safety in Prime Season Now!
With the height of the heat and summer season, the risk to children around water is at its apex. Parents can learn how to use some safety measures to ensure their children do not drown. Facts about kids and the danger of drowning.
Visit the Water Safety page...