Nevada DMV-PS News Release

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Carson City, Nevada 89711
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           September 20, 2000
NEWS FROM: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety                                                                   00-137


Nevada Office of Traffic Safety to Host Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Checkpoint

Parents invited to learn how to properly install a child passenger safety seat

WHAT: Officials from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, in cooperation with REMSA, will conduct a free Child Passenger Safety Seat Checkpoint. Parents interested in learning about the proper installation of child passenger safety seats are urged to attend. Educational materials on child passenger safety seats will also be provided.

WHEN: Friday, September 22, 2000

WHERE: Carson City Wal-Mart - Southeast corner of the parking lot at Clearview and Hwy 395

WHO: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety and REMSA child passenger safety seat experts

WHY: Previous checkpoints have revealed that the majority of parents who visit child passenger safety seat checkpoints DO NOT have their safety seats installed properly. Some parents are also using seats that have been recalled, are not in proper working order or are placed in the wrong area of the vehicle.