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October 15, 2012

MCFRS News Release

Mitsubishi Motors, Kids Safety First and Safe Kids Montgomery County Partner Up to Conduct Safety Seat Check at King Mitsubishi in Gaithersburg

Mitsubishi and Kids Safety First to Provide $2,000 Grant to Safe Kids Montgomery County

What:

Child safety seat educational event:  Certified child passenger safety technicians from Safe Kids
Montgomery County will be available to inspect the selection, installation and use of child safety
and booster seats.  Parents and caregivers will be provided one-on-one instruction on how to
properly use their child’s infant or booster seat. 

Mitsubishi is providing Safe Kids Montgomery County a $2,000 grant to assist with the event. 
Safe Kids Montgomery County also will receive a $1,000 donation of infant and booster seats from Dorel Juvenile Group.

When:

Child Safety Seat Inspection Station – Sunday, October 21, 2012, 1 to 4 p.m.

Appointments are highly recommended.  Please call 301.742.1850 to schedule anappointment.  Drive-ins are also welcome.

Where:

King Mitsubishi
16160 Frederick Road
Gaithersburg MD 20877

Why:

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old.  Last year,
1,210 children in the U.S. were killed in traffic related incidents and 171,000 more children were
injured.  National data show that 73 percent of child restraints are critically misused, and last
year’s Kids Safety First events saw an 84 percent misuse rate. YOUR families may be at risk!

When used properly, child restraints reduce the likelihood of an infant under the age of 1 being
killed in a vehicle crash by 71 percent and by 54 percent for toddlers 1 to 4 years of age.  Booster
seats reduce injuries by 45 percent over seat belts alone for children ages 4 to 8.  While many
states have enhanced their requirements for child restraint use, recent studies show that only half of children ages 4 through 8 ride in any type of child restraint.

Who: Child automotive safety experts will be on hand for interviews and demonstrations of proper child safety seat and booster seat use. 

 

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