Dozens of parents were shown how to safely and legally secure their children in their vehicles during a car seat stop at Rathtrevor Beach on Saturday, May 27. — File

Police hold car seat safety stop at Rathtrevor

59 found transporting their children unsafely, no tickets issued

A joint effort by four organizations at Rathtrevor Beach, including Oceanside RCMP, found 59 people did not have their children properly strapped into their vehicle on Saturday, May 27.

The child car seat safety stop had Oceanside RCMP, Central Vancouver Island Traffic, Oceanside Community Safety Volunteers and the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada “assist 71 children under nine years old.”

While some of the stops ended in informing parents they were transporting their children safely and legally, 59 others were assisted so they could do so, said a news release by Cpl. Jesse Foreman.

“The goal of these checks is safety. No one left with a ticket and everyone left with safely restrained children,” said Cpl. Michelle LeBrun, who is also a Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor with CPSAC.

The operation included helping families to install car seats correctly and educating children on the correct use of their booster seats.

Two car seats and four boosters were also accepted for disposal, while one family in need received donated seats.

Parents wanting to make sure they are transporting their children safely, are encouraged to visit www.vicarseattechs.com/find-a-tech to locate a certified technician in their area.

— NEWS staff and Oceanside RCMP

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