City of Leduc to host Child Seat Safety Clinic July 18

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The City of Leduc invites residents, organizations and agencies to attend an educational event to learn how to safely and properly install a child safety seat into a vehicle.

During the last child seat safety check performed by the City of Leduc Enforcement Services (June 2017), 28.5 per cent of seats inspected did not pass. Top reasons included:

  • Tether strap was not secured
  • Child seat was not secured onto vehicle seat
  • Child was not secured tight enough in seat

Drivers who are found to have non-compliant car seats are issued a violation ticket with the option to take an “Option Four Class” instead of paying the fine.

The Child Seat Safety Clinic, hosted by Leduc Enforcement Services, Leduc RCMP and Public Health will take place July 18, 2017, at the Fire Hall on 50 Street, Leduc, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Leduc RCMP, Leduc Enforcement Services and Public Health staff, trained as Child Car Seat Technicians, will go over:

  • Which restraint is appropriate for your child
  • How to correctly install your child car seat in your vehicle
  • How to position your child in the child car seat

Attendees are asked to bring their car seats along with their car seat manuals to this free event.

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Leduc is a growing, dynamic city in the heart of Canada’s economic engine and conveniently located at the crossroads of air, highway and rail transportation. The City of Leduc is a centre of innovation, entrepreneurship and quality of life. As a regional leader, the city, together with other municipalities in the area, plays a key role in protecting the integrity of the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and leading economic development in the region, including Aerotropolis. For information on nonemergency city services and programs, visit www.leduc.caor follow us on Twitter @cityofleduc.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sherrie Mohr, Corporate Communications
780–980–8430
smohr@leduc.ca