The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia Department of Public Health remind all parents and caregivers that Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week is the perfect time to make sure their child is riding in a properly installed car seat or booster seat.
And while CPS Week 2020 will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will still be plenty of opportunities for parents/caregivers to make sure their precious cargo is properly buckled in every time they get in the car. In particular, CPS Week will culminate in National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 26.
The virtual appointment will include instruction on how to install and use car seats correctly. Technicians will also help determine if your child is in the right seat for their age and size, and explain the importance of registering car seats with their manufacturers in order to be notified if there is a recall.
During CPS Week, GOHS will also be posting a series of short educational videos in both English and Spanish on its social media channels to help parents/caregivers navigate the in's and out's of car seats and child passenger safety. Viewers can look for those videos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
There will also be a limited number of socially-distanced, in-person events in different communities statewide. Click HERE to view a list of those events, but contact the host organization to find out their requirements for participation.