Free child seat inspection coming to Columbia
Program aims to keep Kentucky’s children safe
SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton to sponsor a free child safety seat inspection at the Jim Blair Community Recreation Center on Monday, September 15 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. CT. Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will educate participants on correct installation and usage and check for recalls or damage to the seat.
Attendees should allow approximately 20 minutes per seat.
WHO: Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton, Lake Cumberland Area Development District and Kentucky State Police
WHAT: Free child safety seat check
WHEN: Monday, September 15
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. CT
WHERE: Jim Blair Community Recreation Center
901 Hudson Street
Columbia, KY 42728
WHY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show over 90 percent of child safety seats in the United States are installed incorrectly. When used correctly, child safety seats are 71 percent effective in reducing infant fatalities, 67 percent effective in reducing the need for hospitalization and 54 percent effective in reducing fatalities for children 1 to 4.