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Safe Kids Catawba County plans July 11 Child Passenger Safety Diversion Program

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HICKORY, NC (WBTV) -

Safe Kids Catawba County and the Office of the District Attorney for Catawba County will hold a Child Passenger Safety Diversion Program kickoff event, Thursday, July 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The child safety seat check will be held in the lower level of the parking deck near Belk at Valley Hills Mall.

"Having a safety seat in your car is the first step toward lowering the risk of fatal injury for children," said Kayla Hefner, Safe Kids Coordinator for Catawba County. "We have found that safety seats are often improperly installed or used. We want this event to educate more families and caregivers in hopes that serious injuries can be reduced."

Catawba County will be the first to implement a Child Passenger Safety Diversion program in Western North Carolina.

This event and additional seat check opportunities will give violators of the NC Child Passenger Safety Law (G.S. 20-137.1) the chance to have their safety seat properly installed and their fine dismissed, one time only.

"The District Attorney's Office is proud to partner with Safe Kids and our law enforcement agencies to promote child safety in Catawba County," said James C. Gaither, Jr., District
Attorney. "These child seat checks will help inform the public of the proper ways to install child safety seats and help keep Catawba County's children safer."

Seat checks are also open to anyone looking to make sure their child is riding safely.

Please contact Kayla Hefner by calling (828) 485-2300 ext. 6204 for more information or to set up an appointment.

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