Do you have a child in a safety seat? Or maybe you are expecting and you know you will need a car seat soon? Have you ever seen those things? They are a little complicated and need to be sent with better instructions, especially when it comes to your child’s safety. That’s why Mitsubishi Motors is presenting: Kids Safety First!
Mitsubishi Motors, Kids Safety First and Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders
to Conduct Safety Seat Check at Normal Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi and Kids Safety First to Provide $2,000 Grant to Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders
WHAT: Child safety seat educational event: Certified child passenger safety technicians from Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders will be available to inspect the selection, installation and use of child safety and booster seats. Parents and caregivers will be provided one-on-one instruction on how to properly use their child’s infant or booster seat.
Mitsubishi is providing Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders $2,000 grant to assist with the event. Illinois Traffic Safety Leaders also will receive a $1000 donation of infant and booster seats from Dorel Juvenile Group.
WHEN: Child Safety Seat Inspection Station – Sat., October 20, 2012 from 1 to 4 pm
Appointments are highly recommended. Please call 309. 828.1892 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
WHERE: O’Brien Mitsubishi
1601 Fort Jesse Road
Normal, IL 61761
WHY: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old. Last year, 1,210 children in the U.S. were killed in traffic related incidents and 171,000 more children were injured. National data show that 73 percent of child restraints are critically misused, and last year’s Kids Safety First events saw an 84 percent misuse rate. YOUR families may be at risk!
When used properly, child restraints reduce the likelihood of an infant under the age of 1 being killed in a vehicle crash by 71 percent and by 54 percent for toddlers 1 to 4 years of age. Booster seats reduce injuries by 45 percent over seat belts alone for children ages 4 to 8. While many states have enhanced their requirements for child restraint use, recent studies show that only half of children ages 4 through 8 ride in any type of child restraint.
WHO: Child automotive safety experts will be on hand for interviews and demonstrations of proper child safety seat and booster seat use.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON KIDS SAFETY FIRST:
Founded in 2004 by two Mitsubishi employees Jorgen Wetterings and PK Shrivastava, Kids Safety First is a CA based 501©(3) organization. The all-volunteer, grassroots, non-profit organization provides free automotive child safety materials to police, fire and rescue, hospitals, schools and pre-natal centers throughout the United States. To date more than 4 million sets of materials have been distributed across the country. For additional information, or to order materials, please visitwww.kidssafetyfirst.org or “Like Us” on Facebook.
Written By Faith Rinker WBNQ