St. Mary’s offers free car-seat check
HUNTINGTON — The Transportation Injury Prevention and Safety (TIPS) program and Trauma Services at St. Mary’s Medical Center will offer a free car-seat check Saturday, Jan. 19, from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2849 5th Ave., Huntington.
Certified child passenger safety technicians will inspect children’s car seats and assist with installations. Buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats can reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries by more than 70 percent for infants and 45 percent for grade school children.
The St. Mary’s TIPS program is designed to educate youth in grades K-12 with the goal of preventing injury from improper and unsafe use in or around motorized and non-motorized recreation vehicles and automobiles, as well as other forms of transportation.
For more information about TIPS, or the car seat check, call (304) 526-1899.