A Thurston County woman has been honored for her work in helping people to properly install child car seats.
Wendy Jones has been named an outstanding volunteer as part of Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 13-19. As part of the week, nationally certified child passenger safety technicians are gearing up to provide resources to educate caregivers on how to safely transport children in their cars.
There are more than 400 nationally certified car seat technicians in Washington who have passed a three- to four-day Child Passenger Safety Technician course and who meet recertification requirements every two years.
For information about where to go in your community to get your car seat checked, please visit safercar.gov/parents, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Inspection Station Locator or call your local fire station.
Washington’s child restraint law (RCW 46.61.687) requires that child passengers use child restraint systems (car or booster seat) until they reach the age of 8 or a height of 4 feet 9 inches. The law further states the child must be properly restrained with the seat belt properly adjusted and fastened, or continue using an appropriately-fitting child restraint system. Children under age 13 shall ride in the back seat position when it is practical to do so. A violation can cost $124.