PHU car seat safety blitz

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - NEWS -

The Por­cu­pine health Unit is host­ing a drop-in Car seat safety Blitz on Fri­day, sept. 15 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ac­cord­ing to the Cana­dian Pe­di­atric so­ci­ety, mo­tor ve­hi­cle col­li­sions are the lead­ing cause of in­jury and death of chil­dren. a prop­erly used car seat can re­duce the risk of fa­tal in­juries in a child by as much as 71%.

Dur­ing a pre­vi­ous blitz held in Tim­mins in June, just un­der 80% of seats in­spected had at least one in­stal­la­tion er­ror. The most com­mon was the seat not be­ing se­cured tightly into the ve­hi­cle.

“Most par­ents and care­givers can cor­rectly in­stall the car seat by care­fully read­ing the car seat man­ual and the ve­hi­cle man­ual, but be­cause of the dif­fer­ences in car seats and ve­hi­cles, par­ents may need ex­tra help,” said Ni­c­hole ethier, public health nurse with the Por­cu­pine health Unit.

Fri­day’s blitz will be held at the Cochrane District so­cial ser­vices ad­min­is­tra­tion Board am­bu­lance bay at 500 al­go­nquin Blvd. e.

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