Drop-in Car Seat Checks and Installations at Mountain Pediatric Group

September 14, 2017

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Protect your child on the roads and drop in for free car seat check event at Mountain Pediatric Group on Thursday Sept. 21 from 2-4 p.m. hosted by Waynesville Fire Department and Clyde Fire Department.

“As a pediatrician, I have parents asking me about car seat safety quite often. There are so many guidelines, it’s hard for parents to stay educated! Now you have to think about expirations, forward-facing, backward-facing, booster, lap-only seat belt, high-back booster, etc. We hope this car seat check event can help reassure parents and educate them about what is the most safe for their child,” said James Guerriere, MD, Mountain Pediatric Group.

Improper car seat installation – or lack of a car seat altogether – causes the death and injury of thousands of children each year. Every year, on average, more than 100,000 children under the age of 13 are injured in traffic crashes involving cars, SUVs, vans and pickups.  Approximately 96 percent of parents believe their child seats are installed correctly. However, seven out of 10 children are either not securely fastened in their car seat or are in a car seat that is not properly secured to the vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Attendees will receive important car seat safety information, proper car seat safety tips during colder weather when larger /warm jackets are worn, and allow you to have your child’s car seat checked or properly installed for safety by Child Passenger Safety Technicians and Fire & Life Safety Educators. Also meet and greet Waynesville Fire Department and Clyde Fire Department personnel and Mountain Pediatric physicians. Lastly, attendees and children can climb aboard a fire truck or tour Mountain Pediatric Group.

“Having the knowledge and education about car seat safety is literally a life-saving topic to discuss. I highly recommend if you have any concerns or questions, to stop by Mountain Pediatric Group. We will have a team of certified personnel to help you,” said Darrell Calhoun, Waynesville Fire Department Chief.

Please help us keep ALL babies and kids safe on the road, by sharing the details of the upcoming checks at Mountain Pediatric Group. Mountain Pediatric Group is located at 24 Falcon Crest Loop, Clyde NC 28721 (adjacent Coffee Cup Café). 

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Mountain Pediatric Group is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals.