Saturday Maddie and I swung by Jones Chevrolet to participate in Sumter Safe Kids. This program is a national program that is presented locally by many sponsors including The Tuomey Foundation. The events vary from Bike Rodeos where children without bike helmets received one for participating to Car Seat Inspections. And yes, appropriate car seats are available for all children required by law to use one! I don’t know how many car seats and booster seats the volunteers place in vehicles over the course of the inspection, but I have seen many installed.
The car seat inspection includes making sure the seat is properly adjusted for the child, verifying installation of the seat in the car and checking the car seat to make sure it is not under recall or expired. Yes, car seats expire!!!!
Luckily at this event, there are no tickets given for violations, only solutions and willing volunteers to help. Watch the Safe Kids Sumter website for the next event!
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