SGI car seat clinics coming to a community near you
We understand car seats can be confusing to install.
Summer means travel time for many families. Whether you're going to the beach, hitting the road on a vacation or checking out local events, your children will be spending a lot of time riding in vehicles. SGI is also hitting the road this summer - sponsoring a series of child car seat clinics to make sure children are travelling safely.
"We understand car seats can be confusing to install. Our statistics show that half of Saskatchewan children under age 8 are not properly fitted in their car seats and that concerns us," said Shannon Ell, SGI's Manager of Traffic Safety Promotion.
Car seat clinics will be held in communities around the province, starting in May. At the clinics, trained car seat technicians will check whether the car seat is appropriate for the size and age of the child, and whether it's installed and fitted correctly.
"SGI is committed to traffic safety. Starting with children in car seats, we're working with residents to make Saskatchewan a safer place at every stage of their lives," said Ell.
As a bonus, those who attend the car seat clinics will be entered in a contest to win a booster seat, with a draw occurring at each clinic, as well as a grand prize of a $1,000 Registered Education Saving Plan contribution to be awarded at the end of the summer, courtesy of the Insurance Brokers' Association of Saskatchewan.
The car seat clinics aren't the only opportunity you have to check your car seat. SGI has trained car seat technicians located around the province. You can book an appointment with one of them to have your car seat checked for suitability and fit.
To find a car seat technician in your area, learn more about fitting car seats or to see a schedule of car seat clinics.