According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old in the United States.
Many of these deaths are preventable. Correctly used safety seats reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.
Older children sitting in a booster seat in the back seat of the car are 45 percent less likely to be injured in a crash than children using a seat belt alone.
According to the NHTSA, the best way to protect children in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time and use the seat in the right way.
There are hundreds of car seat types and models. The right car seat or booster fits your child and your car and is the one you will use correctly every time you travel.
Safe Kids Worldwide claim that 73 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly. In keeping with these facts, Shults Ford, Lincoln Hyundai, in cooperation with the Jamestown Police Department, want to help parents and guardians understand the correct car seat installation procedure. They will be hosting a drive thru child safety seat inspection station inside the Service Department at 2258 Washington St. in Jamestown between 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, and Shultsy will be there. This is a free community program sponsored by Shults Ford, Lincoln, Hyundai and you are urged to attend because your child's safety is our concern.
Shults Auto Group is one of the largest dealership groups in South Western New York and North Western Pennsylvania. Shults Dealerships, Resale Centers and Express Lube & Tire Centers are located in Jamestown, Lakewood, Westfield, Dunkirk, Fredonia and Olean New York. Pennsylvania dealerships are located in Bradford and Warren.
For additional information visit the Shults Auto Group at www.shultsauto.com.