Dozens attend car seat safety checkpoint

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Trained technicians with 4-Safety, a program with Rhode Island  Hospital’s Injury Prevention Center, held an event Saturday to educate parents and guardians about car seat safety and booster seat inspections.

The event was held in the parking lot of the Warwick Mall. Law enforcement and hospital staff showed attendees ways to ensure their child’s safety. The trained technicians made sure each car seat was properly installed, while also ensured the child was properly harnessed in.

“The caregivers are getting involved, and they’re actually installing the seats themselves as well…making sure when they leave here, if they have to take the seats out at a later date and put them back in, they know how and they can do it themselves,” said project coordinator Michael Chappell.

Dozens attended Saturday’s event, all learning how to make sure their child is safely strapped in before hitting the roads.

“We’re honored as police departments throughout the state of Rhode Island, especially in the city of Providence, to be able to partner with 4-Safety and Rhode Island Hospital’s Injury Prevention Program,” said Officer Jose Deschamps with the Providence Police Department.

Anyone looking for a car seat safety check from a certified technician should call their local police department or the Injury Prevention Center at (401) 444-2208.

For more information on car seat safety, click here.

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