The Oak Ridge Police Department, Oak Ridge Fire Department, and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Safe Kids program are hosting six child passenger seat checkpoints in 2017. The first was scheduled for Saturday, January 14.
These events are held for parents and caregivers to receive education material about car seats, have their car seats checked for any manufacturer recalls, and also have the seats examined for proper installation, a media advisory said. The child passenger seat checkpoint is open to the public, and it is free for participants to attend.
All events will be held at Oak Ridge Fire Station Number 2, 609 Oak Ridge Turnpike (near Home Depot), from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The dates are as follows:
- January 14
- March 11
- May 13
- July 8
- September 9
- November 11
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital advises anyone planning to attend a car seat inspection to be sure to bring your child restraint seat instructions and vehicle owner’s manual, the advisory said. Also, to make the process more efficient, please install your child restraint seat to the best of your ability before attending the inspection.