Clinic emphasizes the importance of car seat safety

The Estevan RCMP hosted an SGI child car seat safety clinic at the Estevan Fire Rescue Service’s building.

The clinic started at 10 a.m. April 20 and continued until 2 p.m. People are encouraged to drop by and have their car seat inspected.

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Const. Adrian Boal with the local RCMP, who is a certified car seat inspector, said he will look at the car seat with an adult, ensure that it is installed properly, and go through a checklist with the adult.

“Make sure that the child is in the restraint, that they fit the guidelines as far as weight and height, that the seat is in the correct positions, and all of the straps are secured. One of the most important things is that the seat is certified, and that it’s a new seat to them,” said Boal.

Most of the car seats they inspect in Estevan meet the necessary requirements, he said, and are up to manufacturer’s standards.

The clinic is hosted in collaboration with the fire department, SGI and the Estevan Police Service.

Next week’s edition of the Mercury will have more on this story.

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