The Moreno Valley Police Traffic Division has partnered with Riverside County Injury Prevention to conduct six car seat fit stations for the purpose of education and encouragement of proper car seat usage.
These programs will be conducted in various locations here in the City of Moreno Valley through September 2013.
Motor vehicle collisions continue to be the primary cause of injuries and fatalities to children 0-7 years of age in California. The speed at which motor vehicles travel and the lack of proper and safe occupant protection is a disturbing issue among transportation and injury professionals.
In 2009, 1532 children 0-7 years of age were injured and 15 children killed in Riverside County due to either the misuse or non-use of a child restraint system.
These Car Seat Education and Fitting Stations will help educate parents on the importance of proper car sear installation and use.
Certified car seat technicians will be available to inspect car seats free of charge. Car seats which do not meet the Federal Motor Safety Standard may be replaced.
This Car Seat Education and Fitting Station will be conducted at Bethune Park at beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday March 13 at Bethune Park located at 16745 Kitching Street.
Parents must schedule an appointment to come and have their car seat inspected.
Contact C.S.O. II Laura Beckner at 486-6969 to schedule an appointment.
This event is sponsored by Riverside County Injury Prevention through funds provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.