Thursday, July 30, 2009

Exercise a little restraint

Click it or Ticket. Clever way of reminding us that Washington State has two passenger safety restraining laws in effect. Here are the condensed versions of the laws:

RCW 46.61. 688 Every person sixteen years of age or older operating or riding in a motor vehicle shall wear the safety belt assembly in a properly adjusted and securely fastened manner.

RCW 46.61.687 (1) Whenever a child who is less than sixteen years of age is being transported in a motor vehicle that is in operation and that is required by RCW 46.37.510 to be equipped with a safety belt system in a passenger seating position, or is being transported in a neighborhood electric vehicle that is in operation, the driver of the vehicle shall keep the child properly restrained.

Do you ever have children ride in your car? Do you know what is the appropriate child passenger safety seat for the age, height and weight of the child, how to install it and how to fit it correctly to the child? IF NOT, Evergreen Safety Council can help! Call (206) 382-4090 or (800) 521-0778 and set up an appointment to have your seat checked. We currently also offer seat checks on Thursday afternoons, from 3:00 to 4:30 as part of the Cascade Neighborhood Farmer's Market.

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