GM and Safe Kids Promote Child Passenger Safety in Jacksonville
September 28, 2012 2:26 pm CT
According to a recent report from the General Motors Foundation and Safe Kids Worldwide, 73 percent of child safety seats are being used incorrectly. That is why General Motors and Safe Kids Northeast Florida teamed up last weekend in Jacksonville to host Seat Check Saturday. Dozens of parents drove to George Moore Chevrolet on Atlantic Boulevard to consult directly with Safe Kids’ certified child passenger safety technicians on whether their kids were being properly restrained in their car seats.
In addition to seat check activities, several safety displays including “Spot the Tot” and “Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car,” used Chevy vehicles to demonstrate to parents and caregivers the need to be alert to prevent backover and frontover injuries, as well as hyperthermia.
Families also enjoyed refreshments while browsing the dealership and celebrating the 15-year anniversary of General Motors as the national corporate sponsor of Safe Kids Buckle Up.
Interested in learning more about keeping kids safe in the car? Visit the Safe Kids Buckle Up website to check out child passenger safety tips and find a seat check event near you.
Seat Check Saturday was part of Child Passenger Safety Week (CPS), which took place on September 16-22, 2012. CPS is a nationally recognized awareness campaign designed to remind parents and caregivers of the need to keep children of all ages properly restrained in the seat that meets their weight and height requirements.