Thursday, July 31, 2014
SCPS Host Safety Seat Check Campaign
(WOLO) COLUMBIA,S.C., --
Last year 9 children were killed, more than 9 thousand others injured after the cars they were riding in were involved in accidents. The South Carolina Highway patrol says these incidents may have been avoided had the children been buckled up or restrained properly.
Several parents, Grandparents and even some caregivers showed up with car seats in hand to make sure they were installing them correctly.
" I know how well i drive, it's the other guy that i'm not willing to trust."
New Grandmother, Barbara Mitchell says her 1 month old grandson, Peyton means the world to her. Like dozens of others who came out, she wanted to make sure she was doing everything in her power to keep her little bundle of joy safe.
Lance Corporal Brent Kelly says the key is to being prepared. Never drive even a mile without your child in proper restraints. Kelly says the car seat is the last line of defense for your child and can mean the difference between life and death.
Events are being held throughout the weekend and they're completely free of charge.
* Walterboro: September 21st, 1pm until 5:30pm - 351 N. Jefferies Boulevard
* Charleston: September 22nd, 10am - 12 Noon- Lowe's 3125 Glenn McConnell Parkway
* Clover: September 22nd, 10am- 2pm - Fred Caldwell Chevrolet, Main Street
*Greer: September 22nd, 9am-12Noon- Brandshaw Automotive, 14000 East Wade Hampton Boulevard
*St. George: September 22nd, 9am -12Noon - Jim Bilton Chevrolet, HWY 78 and I 95.
Wind: 6 MPH
Humidity: 76 %