Parksville Police push restraint when it comes to kids

You might only be involved in a fender bender, but that doesn’t mean it won’t hurt your most precious asset — your children.

That’s why the Oceanside RCMP are pushing a campaign to help educate parents and the public about the safety of children.

According to Transport Canada Statistics, children that are in a properly fitted, sized and harnessed car seat are 70 percent less likely to suffer a serious injury and 90 percent less likely to die in a motor vehicle crash.

The Oceanside RCMP now have an officer trained and certified as a Child Restraint Technician. This will provide an excellent opportunity to get your child’s car seat checked and installed correctly.

The Oceanside RCMP and Citizens on Patrol are holding a free car seat clinic for parents or prospective parents in the Oceanside area.

The clinic will be held at the Oceanside RCMP detachment on Sunday July 28th, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

To book an appointment please contact the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111 and tell them that you wish to book a car seat appointment.


Prior to participating in the program, parents are urged to have the following information available: your child’s (or children’s) age and weight, the make, model and year of your vehicle and the specific car seat(s) you are wanting to have checked, including the year it was manufactured.



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