Florida law has changed
regarding use of car or booster seats
Did you know Florida has recently strengthened its Child Restraint Laws and now requires infants and children to be restrained in a child restraint while riding in vehicles until their 6th birthday? Up to 4 years, a car seat must be used. 4- and 5-year-olds may be restrained in either a car seat or a booster seat. For advice on the best safety choices for your child, or for help obtaining a reduced- cost car seat or booster seat, call us at 202.4302.
Fire Safety Campaign
Home fires can start and spread quickly, which is why we all need to be careful and educated when it comes to fire safety. Just a little bit of planning can make a big difference for your family.
Here are some tips...
Never Leave A Child Alone in a Car
The temperature inside a car parked outside in the summer can reach more than 140 degrees. Never leave a child alone in a car. Safe Kids reminds parents and caregivers how to prevent the tragedy of children being trapped in a hot car. Click here for more information.
Child Car Seat Safety Checks
Safe Kids Northeast Florida and THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital, offer a weekly 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 full details.
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)
Information for Parents
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More News For Parents
It is so important for parents to make sure they have the right car seat for their child, and then to make absolutely sure the car seat is correctly installed in the vehicle. Unfortunately many parents have their children in the wrong car seat. And not all car seats fit in all vehicles.
Here is a link to Parents Central (safercar.gov) with information on car seats; how to install, recalls, and getting your car seat checked (With Northeast Florida Safe Kids).
Read about booster seats, threat from coin-sized batteries, and drop-side cribes safety. Click here...
VideosThere are videos offering safety tips and information to keep your family and children safe:
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