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Safe Kids program to conduct car seat checkup in Hancock

June 12, 2008

HANCOCK - Safe Kids Washington County will conduct a car seat checkup at Douglas Motors in Hancock from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Washington County Health Department, Washington County Hospital and Community Rescue Service.

The Safe Kids program teaches children and caregivers about the proper use of child seats and safety belts, and about the dangers and hazards that exist in and around a vehicle.

The program offers parents and caregivers hands-on instruction in installing car seats and booster seats, and presents interactive educational programs for children age 14 and younger.

The event also is meant to educate parents about the changes in Maryland's Child Passenger Safety laws that will go into effect June 30.

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