CANNON BEACH - The community is invited to attend a free car seat clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cannon Beach Fire Department, 188 Sunset Blvd. Car seats will be available to low income families with proof of assistance (Women, Infants and Children, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Food Stamps) and a $25 co-pay.
Ninety five percent of all installed child passenger safety seats and 41 percent of booster seats inspected in Clatsop County in 2008 were misused and incorrectly installed in vehicles.
A car seat clinic is designed to help individuals understand the need to put their children in the appropriate child passenger safety seat and safety belt. Certified child passenger safety technicians will educate parents and caregivers on how to install and adjust car seats properly, check to make sure the car seat is not recalled and educate everyone on the Oregon law.
For information, contact Tara Constantine at Astoria Fire and Rescue at (503) 325-2345.