(WASHINGTON, DC) – Child Passenger Safety Week is Sunday, September 15 through Saturday, September 21, 2013. Since car accidents are the leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 3 years old, it is important for people to know how to properly use a child car seat, booster seat, and seat belt.
The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV), in coordination with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), District of Columbia Fire Department (DCFD), and Children’s Hospital, is kicking off Child Passenger Safety Week by providing free car seat inspections on Monday, September 16 from 9am – 1pm at its Inspection Station located at 1101 Half Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. With the car seat inspection, District Government employees will be checking to make sure the seat is the correct size for the child based on his or her weight, height, and build. Staff will also make sure the seat itself is properly installed. Additionally, while supplies last, the government will be giving away booster seats to parents or caregivers who arrive at the Inspection Station without one. The child must be present to receive the booster seat so the proper size can be fitted.
Keep children safe. Participate in Child Passenger Safety Week.
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