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Child Passenger Safety course offered online


Posted on Feb 25, 2013

Burnaby, B.C. / January 14, 2013 – Knowledge and understanding of basic child passenger safety – proper use and installation of child car and booster seats – is the most effective tool for preventing the injury or death of a child in a car crash.

The BCAA Road Safety Foundation/ICBC Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program is now offering the Child Passenger Safety Basic course online at www.ChildSeatInfo.ca.

The Child Passenger Safety Basic online course is the first online child passenger safety course to be offered in B.C., and aligns with the CPS program mandate to increase education about proper child car and booster seat use, and B.C.’s laws and regulations.

This online course is a valuable tool for people who transport children as part of their work, such as social workers, daycare workers, settlement workers, and healthcare workers who want a solid understanding of child passenger safety basics, but do not wish to become a certified CPS educator. The course is also beneficial for parents, grandparents and other caregivers who transport children.

“It is our hope that at the completion of this online course, individuals will have the information needed to enable them to select and use a child car seat correctly,” commented Marg Deibert, Senior Child Passenger Safety Program Trainer/Educator, BCAA Road Safety Foundation (RSF).

Car crashes are one of the leading causes of accidental death among children in this province.

In B.C. all drivers are responsible for transporting all children in age- and weight-appropriate child car or booster seats until their ninth birthday or they reach 145 centimeters (4’ 9”) in height.

For more information or to register for the BCAA RSF/ICBC Child Passenger Safety Basic online course visit www.childseatinfo.ca or call 1-877-247-5551.

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