(WASHINGTON, DC) – Child Passenger Safety Week is September 19-24, 2016, and the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) is kicking off the week by hosting a child car seat safety check and install on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 2pm-6pm at its Inspection Station located at 1001 Half Street, SW.
DC DMV Director Lucinda Babers says, “The key to keeping children safe is to ensure they are in the right seat for their age, weight, and height, as well as make sure that the seat is correctly installed in the vehicle.” Child safety seats save hundreds of young lives every year, so it is vitally important that children have the proper child seat and it is correctly installed.
While supplies last, free booster seats will be provided to children who are least four years old. The booster seats are only available to District residents, and the child must be present.
Along with DC DMV, representatives from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Emergency Medical Services for Children and DC Safe Kids will be on-site to demonstrate how to correctly install a child safety seat.
For detailed information on the how to select the proper car seat, visit safercar,gov.
Keep children safe. Participate in Child Passenger Safety Week.
DC DMV has more than 50 online services, enabling customers to “skip the in-person trip.” Additionally, with any online or in-person transaction in which DC DMV collects money, customers now have the option to make a donation to the DonateLifeDC organ donor registry to support organ and tissue donation for people located in the Washington, DC community.
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