PHOENIX, AZ – 28 Jan, 2017 – From Mesa to Avondale to Phoenix, certified child passenger safety technicians will work one-on-one with families to educate and offer peace of mind during the Safe Kids Maricopa County (SKMC) 22nd annual Car Seat Event on Feb. 25th.
According to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, car seats are used incorrectly up to 90 percent of the time. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, children 14 and younger accounted for 44 fatalities and 3,631 injuries in motor vehicle crashes in 2012.
While car crashes remain one of the leading causes of death for children, a study released by Safe Kids Worldwide reveals some alarming information, including:
• 25 percent of parents say they’ve driven with their children unrestrained. Men are slightly more likely to skip installing or using child restraints than women.
• 34 percent of parents with household incomes of $100,000 or more say it’s okay to leave kids unrestrained for short trips compared to 15 percent of parents making less than $35,000.
• 23 percent of parents under the age of 30 say it’s okay to ride with an unrestrained child while traveling overnight compared to 13 percent of parents over the age of 30.
When: February 25th 9am – 12pm
Where: 3 locations
First Southern Baptist Church Avondale
1001 N Central Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323
Bethany Bible Church
6060 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Target Gilbert & Southern
1135 S. Gilbert Rd, Mesa AZ 85204
In addition to certified technicians examining seats, experts from Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) will provide free general vehicle safety checks.
Safe Kids Maricopa County (SKMC) aims to prevent unintentional childhood injuries by offering educational resources through coalition members in the various cities of Maricopa County. Part of Safe Kids Worldwide, the Maricopa County coalition was established as a non-profit organization in 1994 and comprises members from fire departments, police departments, hospitals, health departments and other agencies throughout the county.
Learn more at http://safekidsmaricopaaz.org
NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals):
The Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) helps car owners find skilled and honest car repair shops. NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests. Visit www.NARPRO.com or call 602.257.0033 to find recommended shops near work or home. NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic in the Valley.
HI-Tech Car Care:
Hi-Tech Car Care, family owned and operated, has been performing auto repair in Phoenix, Arizona since 1948. Designated a AAA Arizona Top Shop and the first certified car repair shop in Phoenix. A green auto shop, Hi-Tech Car Care is conveniently located at 2924 E. Thomas Rd. in Central Phoenix, just one mile east of SR 51.
Call to schedule maintenance today: (602) 224-0941
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Company Name: Hi-Tech Car Care
Contact Person: Jim Garnand
Phone: (602) 224-0941
Country: United States