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2011 Car Seat Safety Clinics begin this April

The Clinic is open to the public, free and provided by certified Children’s Restraint Systems Technicians.

At the road side car seat inspections conducted last fall it was noted that many car seat infractions were due to a lack of knowledge. With these clinics, we are hoping to educate more parents and caregivers so their children are ultimately safer on the roads of Hamilton.

Based on research from Transport Canada, 70 per cent of car seats are not used or installed correctly. Statistics from Car Seat Inspection Clinics in Hamilton indicate the rate is closer to 90 per cent, as this number includes seats that are no longer deemed safe by Transport Canada. A $240 fine, plus two demerit points, could be issued by police if your seat or child is not secured correctly.

The City of Hamilton will also be holding Evening Education Sessions for parents and caregivers regarding rear-facing infant and forward-facing car seats.

The clinics/sessions are scheduled as follows by appointment only:

CLINIC: April 12th (Tues) on Hamilton Mountain between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm EDUCATION SESSION: May 10th (Tues) in Stoney Creek between 6:00 and 9:00 pm CLINIC: May 31st (Tues) in Stoney Creek between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm EDUCATION SESSION: July 19th (Tues) in Stoney Creek, between 6 and 9pm CLINIC: Aug 10th (Wed) in North Hamilton between (9:30 am and 3:30 pm EDUCATION SESSION: Sept 27th (Tues) in Stoney Creek, between 6 and 9pm EDUCATION SESSION: Nov 22nd (Tues) in Ancaster, between 6 and 9pm

All of the above clinics and sessions are booked by appointment only and the phone number to book your appointment is 905-546-3550. These dates are also listed in the Community Calendar.

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