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Beaverton Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Wednesday May 17, 2017 - 11:09 AM
 
Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper installation and use of car seats will help keep children safe.

The Beaverton Police Department, in partnership with Safe Kids Coalition- Washington County and the Kuni Auto Center, will be offering a free child car seat clinic. The clinic will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Kuni Auto Center located at 3275 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton Or, 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required, just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes. The last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. unless demand necessitates an earlier cut off time.

Picking out a safety seat and what to do as soon as you purchase one: Get the right car seat. Make sure you're using the right car seat for your child's age, weight, and height. Read your car seat's instructions for size limits. ?,?

Register your seat right away. This is so the manufacturer can notify you in the event of a safety recall. Mail in the registration card that came with the safety seat, or go to www.safercar.gov/parents/Car- Seat-Recalls-Registration.htm.

Read the instructions. The instructions for both your vehicle and the car seat will help you install the seat correctly.

As a parent, you are your kids' strongest influence when it comes to modeling safe driving practices, including buckling up every time you get in the car. Teach your family that safety is the responsibility of all passengers as well as the driver. ##BPD##