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Coos Bay Child Safety Seat Inspection Check - January 5, 2011
12/27/2010
Trooper Tiffany Crutchfield
Oregon State Police – Coos Bay
(541) 888-2677 ext. 506

Coos County area child safety advocates are teaming together to help parents, grandparents and caregivers get 2011 started on the right road to ensure children are traveling safe. The free child safety seat inspection check is the first of many to be offered every first Wednesday during the coming year.
 
On January 5, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. certified car safety seat technicians will be on hand at the Coos Bay Fire Department facility to inspect child safety seats. Parents, grandparents and caregivers coming to the clinic must have their children with them to have their child safety seat inspected. If needed, new car seats will be available at a minimal cost for low income families.
 
"For a complete and accurate inspection to be done we need to have the child in the safety seat to know if it fits properly. But don't worry, we will only be giving free inspections and not tickets if someone shows up with a child seat that does not comply with Oregon law," said Oregon State Police Trooper Tiffany Crutchfield.
 
For a child safety seat to do its job correctly, it has to be:
  • Appropriate for the child's age and size;
  • Installed properly in the vehicle; and
  • Adjusted to fit the child securely.
 
"Our number one goal is to make sure all children are properly secured while riding in a vehicle, day or night," said Crutchfield.
 
The free clinics will be offered every first Wednesday of the month at the Coos Bay Fire Department from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sponsors for the event are:
  • Bandon Police Department
  • Bay Area Hospital
  • Coos Bay Fire Department
  • Coos Bay Police Department
  • Coquille Tribal Health Department
  • Coquille Tribal Police
  • Department of Human Services
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Oregon State Police