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Child Passenger Safety Week: free car seat check-ups

It’s a sad fact that more children ages 12 and under die from motor vehicle
crashes
than from any other cause.

In honor
of Child Passenger Safety Week, Oregon parents and caregivers can have child car seats checked by
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. The free inspection will check seats
for damages and recalls, and for proper installation and use.   

 

Child Passenger Safety Week car seat
check-up locations in Oregon:

Beaverton :    September
22, ACTS Oregon

Heppner :    September
22, Safe Kids Umatilla Morrow  

La Grande :    September
22, Safe Kids Union County    

Madras :    September
20, ACTS Oregon            

Medford :    September
22, Safe Kids Rogue
Valley                  

Milwaukie :    September
22, Safe Kids Portland Metro

Prineville :    September
19, ACTS Oregon            

Roseburg :    September
21,  Safe Kids
Oregon                  

St. Helens :    September 22, Safe Kids Columbia County 

Tualatin :    September 22, Safe Kids Washington County    

Warrenton :    September
22, Safe Kids North
Coast                 

Seethe Alliance for Community Traffic Safety calendar for additional information.

 

Oregon law on child restraints and car seats states that:

  • Infants under 1 year old OR who
    weigh less than 20 pounds must ride in a baby car sear facing the rear of the
    vehicle 
  • Children who weigh less than 40 pounds AND are
    under 8 years old must be restrained in an approved child safety seat   
  • Child passengers over 40 pounds must ride restrainedin a car booster seat until they are 4’9″ tall, OR 8
    years of age.

Safe Kids Oregon is
part of a nationwide network working to prevent unintentional injuries to
children.  If you or someone you know needs help getting a safe car seat,
there are car seat assistance programs available in Multnomah County,
Washington County and Clackamas County.

 

 

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