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FOR RELEASE
December 5, 2013

Car seat safety event draws a crowd

WHITEHORSE—Minister of Highways and Public Works Wade Istchenko joined parents and caregivers today to promote car seat safety in the territory.

“Safety on the road is a top priority for us,” Istchenko said. “Our Child Car Seat Safety program provides drivers with the tools and knowledge they need to keep our kids safe. I’m proud of the work government is doing to keep Yukoners safe on our roadways.”

This year’s event included presenting $500 Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) to four families who had their child restraint system or booster seat inspected by a certified child restraint system technician between November 15, 2012 and November 14, 2013. During that time, 188 people had their child car seats inspected.

“These families are now safer in a vehicle, and now also have $500 toward their children’s future education,” Istchenko added.

The RESPs were presented to:

  • Annika Rae Woloshyn of Whitehorse;
  • Parker Pigage of Whitehorse;
  • Grayson Drake Neyando of Whitehorse; and
  • Twins Hiromichi (Hiro) and Kazuyuki (Kaz) Nishioka of Whitehorse, who will split the prize.

The department’s child car seat safety team continues to work with parents and caregivers to increase car seat safety and awareness in Yukon communities.

For more information on child car seat safety, or how to get your child’s car seat inspected, please call 867-667-5832 or visit www.hpw.gov.yk.ca .

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7949
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Brittanee Stewart
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-667-8935
brittanee.stewart@gov.yk.ca


News release #13-308