PHU car seat safety blitz
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.