Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
August 19, 2015

Car seat safety promoted at Back to School Safety Fair

WHITEHORSE—The Department of Highways and Public Works is inviting Yukon families to attend the Back to School Safety Fair on Thursday, August 20.

“Ensuring the safety of Yukon children is a collective responsibility and something we take very seriously,” Minister of Highways and Public Works Scott Kent said. “The Yukon Child Car Seat Safety Program provides drivers with the tools and knowledge they need to help keep our kids safe.”

Representatives from the Departments of Education, Justice and Highways and Public Works will be joined by the RCMP, City of Whitehorse Bylaw and Standard Bus Contracting for a day dedicated to promoting child safety in transportation used to travel to and from school. Child car seat inspections from certified car seat safety technicians will also be available at the fair.

Thirteen certified child car seat safety inspectors have performed a total of 213 car seat safety inspections this year in Yukon, nearly a 15 per cent increase from 2014. Every parent or caregiver that has a child car seat inspected at the fair will be entered into a draw for a $500 Registered Education Savings Plan contribution for their child in recognition of their commitment to child car seat safety.

The fair will be held August 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Yukon Transportation Museum.

Learn more: Car seat safety or call 867-667-5832 for more information.

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Ben Horowitz
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-667-8935
ben.horowitz@gov.yk.ca

 


News Release #15-250