Free car seat checks Thursday |

Free car seat checks Thursday

Submitted by Summit County Health Department ,

Safe Kids Utah, in partnership with the Summit County Health Department and the Utah Department of Transportation urge parents and caregivers to make sure their car seats and booster seats are registered and properly installed. Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.

"Registering car seats and boosters is a simple, easy way for parents to stay updated on their children’s safety seats," said Geri Essen, Health Promotion Director. " registering, if there are any recalls on the product, the company will be able to notify the buyer. In doing so, many children’s lives may be saved."

Car seat checkpoints offer drivers the chance to receive assistance and guidance from certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians regarding proper installation of their car seats and booster seats. "Car seats are complicated. We know parents and caregivers want what is best for their kids," said Essen. "Taking a few minutes out of your day to get your car seats checked is a simple way to ensure your children are traveling safely in the car."

A free car seat check event will be held in Summit County on Thursday, Sept. 17. This event will have certified CPS technicians on site to help parents ensure their car seats are installed correctly. Technicians will also talk with parents and caregivers about which car seats and booster seats will work best as their child grows. The event will be held at the Summit County Health Department office in Park City, 650 Round Valley Drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 435-333-1500 to make an appointment.

The mission of the Summit County Health Department is to promote and protect personal and environmental health in Summit County.