Department of Highways, District 11
Free child seat inspection coming to London Program aims to keep Kentucky’s children safe

Press Release Date:  Monday, March 24, 2008  
Contact Information:  Chuck Wolfe
Office of Public Affairs

Erin Goin
Office of Highway Safety
502-564-1438 (W)
502-229-0581 (C)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 24, 2008) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Highway Safety, will conduct a free child safety seat inspection in London on Friday, April 4.  Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians educate participants on correct installation and usage and check for recalls or damage to the seat. Attendees should allow approximately 20 minutes per seat.

WHO: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Highway Safety 

WHAT:       Free child safety seat check

WHEN:      Friday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT
WHERE:    Laurel County Fire Department,  911 TLC Lane, London

WHY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show over 90 percent of child safety seats in the United States are installed incorrectly.  When used correctly, child safety seats are 71 percent effective in reducing infant fatalities, 67 percent effective in reducing the need for hospitalization and 54 percent effective in reducing fatalities for children ages 1 to 4.