Child safety seat checkup set for Saturday

February 17, 2006

Child Passenger Safety Week concludes Saturday, Feb. 18. In recognition of the occasion Safe Kids of Dauphin County, led by Penn State Children's Hospital, will hold a public child-safety seat checkup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saturn of Harrisburg, 13th and Paxton streets. It focuses on educating and guiding parents on correct car seat and booster seat use and when it is safe for children to graduate to a vehicles' lap-and-shoulder safety belt. Safe Kids teaches parents and caregivers that children age 4 to 12 (40 to 100 pounds) and under 5 feet tall should use booster seats to obtain the maximum benefit from the vehicle safety-belt system. Pennsylvania law requires that all children under 4 years of age travel in an age-appropriate child restraint and those age 4 to 8 need to travel in a booster seat. Also the driver is required to make sure all passengers 8 to 18 use seat belts anywhere in the vehicle. For more information, contact Safe Kids of Dauphin County at (717) 531-7233.

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