Free child safety seat inspection offered
Honolulu — While motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional death of children over age 1 in the United States, many of these tragedies could be avoided through appropriate safety restraint use. In an effort to keep kids safe in cars, State Farm will host its eighth annual Child Safety Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 31.
State Farm agents and employees, in cooperation with Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition will offer free child safety and booster seat checks by certified car seat technicians at Kaiser Waipio Clinic, 94-1480 Moaniani St., Waipahu (across from CostCo).
Hawaii law requires children under 4 years to ride in a child safety seat while riding in a motor vehicle. Children between the ages of 4 and 8 years of age must be restrained in a booster seat. Child Safety Day will help educate parents and caregivers on best practices for child safety.
In addition to the child safety and booster seat inspections, parents and young children can participate in other fun activities and learn more about safety. Children are invited to visit the ambulance on display with first aid information by American Medical Response. ThinkFirst Hawaii will conduct bike helmet fittings with free helmet giveaways, while supply lasts.
State Farm has fostered an ongoing research partnership with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia called Partners for Child Passenger Safety. This joint effort that began in 1997 represents the largest study ever conducted in the world of children in motor vehicle crashes. For more information visit the interactive website at www.chop.edu/carseat.
Since 2001, State Farm has hosted events at more than 1,700 sites across the country and has inspected more than 60,000 child safety and booster seats.