(BLOOMINGTON) – The holiday season is a time for visiting friends and family, but even the most cautious of drivers can be involved in a car accident.
Call 812-333-2304 to sign up for your free car seat check from Riley Physicians and make sure your child’s car seat is optimized for safety.
“Families can be pretty rushed during the holidays,” said Jennifer Hacker, Child Passenger Safety Technician. “That’s why our car seat checks only take up to 30 minutes. We want to fit into your busy schedule.”
Call 812-333-2304 to schedule your car seat check and make sure to bring four things to the appointment:
- Car seat and vehicle instruction manual
- The car seat
- The vehicle
- The child (preferred, but not necessary)
All of these help car seat technicians personalize your car seat check for maximum effectiveness.
“Car seats are designed to keep children safe,” said Hacker. “But if they’re not used or installed correctly then they’re not up to their full potential for protecting these little passengers. That’s why we need information about the vehicle, car seat and child.”
Riley Physicians offers free safety checks at 5081 N. Old State Road 37 in Bloomington throughout the year in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).
For information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, please visit: http://www.in.gov/cji/2383.htm.
For a complete list of child seat inspection stations by county offered throughout the state, visit: http://www.childseat.in.gov.