Child Safety Seat Check Up Event Set for Sept. 17

Let us help you make sure your child is safe in the car!

 A child safety seat check up event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Fairbury Elks Club, 525 G St. The free event will offer child safety seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians. Child safety seat checks are free.

Checks will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please make an appointment by calling Lana Likens at 402-729-6855, and leave a message, including a number where you can be contacted.

Walk ins will be accepted the day of the event as time is available.

It is important for the child to arrive at the event in the safety seat they are using, or seat belted as they normally ride in the vehicle. The check will determine if your child is riding as safely as possible. If available, please bring your safety seat instruction book and your vehicle owner’s manual. These are not required, but are helpful.

We encourage families with children of all ages to attend. A new Nebraska law requires all children under age 8 to ride in a correctly secured federally-approved child safety seat. Children are required to ride rear facing until age 2. The law required children ages 8-18 to ride secured either in safety belt or a child safety seat (booster seat), whichever fits properly for safety.

Partners in the event include Jefferson Community Health & Life, Safe Kids Gage Thayer Fillmore Jefferson and Saline, Blue Valley Community Action and the Fairbury Elks.

For more information on the event, call Lana Likens at 402-729-6855.