SOURCE: Auto Club of So. Calif.

September 16, 2008 16:01 ET

Does Your Child's Safety Seat Fit? Let's Find Out

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) -


--  Orange County child safety experts team for "Every Child, Every Ride"
    community education campaign kick off and child seat inspection
    
--  Campaign kicks off Sept. 23 to observe National Child Passenger Safety
    Week (September 21-27, 2008)
    

WHAT:   "Every Child, Every Ride" Education Campaign Kick Off and Child
        Safety Seat Inspection
          --  The Children and Families Commission of Orange County has
              partnered with the Automobile Club of Southern California
              on a community education campaign on child passenger safety.
          --  The "Every Child, Every Ride" education campaign launches
              with a child safety seat inspection event on Sept. 23 to
              observe National Child Passenger Safety Week
              (September 21-27, 2008).
          --  The goal of the community education campaign is to educate
              parents on child passenger safety, teach them correct and
              consistent safety seat use and reduce motor-vehicle
              fatalities and injuries to children.

SEE:    Brief Remarks: Key local child passenger safety advocates discuss
        the No. 1 preventable cause of child death and permanent disability
        - car crashes - and new community education campaign designed to
        educate parents on child passenger safety. Safety advocates also
        will discuss car seat usage today, seat effectiveness, and injury
        and fatality statistics.

        Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection: Four inspection stations
        with certified child passenger safety seat inspectors helping
        families with proper child safety seat installation. Inspectors
        are English, Spanish and Vietnamese speakers.

WHO:    Children and Families Commission of Orange County;
        Automobile Club of Southern California;
        UCI Medical Center Emergency Medicine-Center for Trauma & Injury
        Prevention Research
        *Spanish and Vietnamese spokespeople will be available.

WHEN:   Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
          --  10 - 10:30 a.m.: News Conference
          --  10:35 a.m.: First Child Safety Seat Inspection begins

WHERE:  Delhi Family Resource Center, 505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana, 92707

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