Safe Kids Johnson County and State Farm® team up to keep kids safe on the road

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Safe Kids Johnson County and State Farm are partnering to offer a car seat checkup event to address a leading cause of death for children ages 1-12. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will work directly with families to educate them on the proper installation and use of their car seats. 

The event is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at McCarthy Chevrolet, 675 N. Rawhide Road in Olathe. No appointment is needed; first come, first checked. Please allow 30 minutes for each seat being checked.

The car seat check is part of the Good Neighbor Car Seat Safety Program, a national initiative to increase access to education and resources, help inspire behavior change and create a culture of safety for children and families. This year, the Good Neighbor Car Seat Safety Program will bring car seat checkup events to communities across the country.

The statistics are telling:

  • In 2021, one in three children under age 13 who died in a crash were unrestrained.
  • Studies examining misuse among users of child car seats estimate that more than half of all car seats are not used or installed correctly.

“A properly used and installed child safety seat can reduce the risk of injury by as much as 71 percent, but too many families do not have access to the education and safety devices that every child deserves,” said Katie Schatte, Safe Kids Johnson County Coordinator. “Buckling up every ride every time in the right safety seat is the single most effective way to protect a child.”

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