Car seat clinic on campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 29, 2013 SASKATOON - Parents and future parents are invited to participate in the U of S child car seat clinic on Thursday, August 1 from 1 pm to 4pm at Lot 15 (Corner of Preston Avenue and College Drive, next to the Saskatoon Field House) hosted by Campus Safety.

"Studies indicate that children travelling in an appropriate, properly used restraint can reduce the likelihood of death by 70 per cent and injury by 67 per cent," says Harold Shiffman, Officer with Campus Safety. "There's no reason not to ensure your kids are riding safely."
Members of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute will be on site to inspect car seats and direct parents in how to properly install and secure child seats inside their vehicles.
Stats Canada figures show that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of 14. In 2010 61 children under the age of 14 were killed in motor vehicle crashes, 501 were seriously injured, and 9,342 others suffered minor to moderate injuries.
Campus Safety will also be set up at a booth to talk to people about safety on campus and refreshments will be provided for the children.
For more information, contact:
Jennifer Thoma
Media Relations Specialist
University Marketing and Communications Team
Ph: (306) 966-1851

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