For Immediate Release
Date June 5, 2001
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Jackie Smith
Supervisor, Healthy Lifestyles
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 2568


(Brampton) - On Saturday, June 16, 2001, the Peel Car Seat Safety Committee will host a FREE Child Car Seat Clinic at Co-operators Insurance/Dominion in west Mississauga. The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Similar Car Seat Clinics across Peel region earlier this Spring have been extremely popular, with some parents waiting for as long as one hour to have their car seat checked. To reduce waiting time, parents and caregivers of young children can call Health Line Peel at 905-799-7700 to book an appointment time. Drop-ins are also welcome.

During the Clinic, trained inspectors will be on hand to check car seat installations and provide car seat safety education to parents and caregivers of young children. Participants must bring their child, the car seat manufacturer's instructions and the owner's manual for their vehicle. Each safety assessment should take approximately 20 minutes.

Correctly used child restraints reduce the likelihood of child injury or death during a motor vehicle collision by 75 per cent. In Canada, four out of every five children are not properly restrained in their car seats. Common car seat installation mistakes include improper use of the tether strap, failure to use locking clips on seat belts and improper tightening of seat belts.

Co-operators Insurance/Dominion is located at the corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Creditview in west Mississauga. Another Child Car Seat Safety Clinic will be held at Peel Safety Village on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on the Child Car Seat Clinic or to make an appointment, call Health Line Peel at 905-799-7700.

The Peel Car Safety Committee is a cooperative venture of the Peel Regional Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, St. John's Ambulance, Co-operator's Insurance Group, the Peel Health Department and Peel Fire and Emergency Services.

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail


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