Safe Kids Cherokee and Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services will be holding a Car Seat Event on Saturday, February 15th from 10AM until 2PM at the Kroger in Hickory Flat, located at 6676 Hickory Flat Highway, Canton, Georgia.
Help protect your most precious cargo! Stop by and get your car seats inspected at our event. Safe Kids Cherokee will have car seats and boosters also available for those that need a seat for a small donation. Walk-ins are also welcomed to the event.
With more than 2,600 children under 13 involved in a car crash every day, or one child every 33 seconds, parents need to be extra vigilant about keeping kids safe in cars. And while most families put kids in car seats, the latest research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 59 percent of car seats are not installed correctly.
In Georgia, there is legislation to ensure children are riding in child passenger restraint systems while in a passenger motor vehicle. According to O.C.G.A. 40-8-76 (Georgia Code) children under eight years of age must ride in an approved child restraint system and the driver shall provide proper restraint of a child in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for such child’s height and weight and is approved by the U.S. government. It is very important for parents and caregivers to understand that while the law is important to know, it is also critical to understand what the best practice for children who ride in car seats and knowing the appropriate car seat to use.
Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services is the Lead Agency for Safe KidsCherokee.