MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT
April 14, 2010
SFPD Child Passenger Safety Program Kick Off April 16
The San Francisco Police Department Traffic Company, in partnership with the San Francisco Department of Health, will kick off the 2010 Child Passenger Safety program on Friday, April 16, in the parking lot of the Diamond Heights Shopping Center, 5290 Diamond Heights Blvd., at 11:00 A.M.
Program features and information include the following:
· Child passenger educational outreach and enforcement.
· Educational classes and distribution of vouchers for low-cost car seats by the Department of Public Health.
· Twenty San Francisco police officers from the district police stations are currently completing a 40-hour National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-approved training as Child Passenger Safety Technicians.
The training class concludes at this event with a car seat checkup or installation and fitting for the public in the parking lot in front of Safeway. Families interested in a car seat installation and fitting at a later time should make an appointment by calling the Child Passenger Safety Hotline telephone number, 415-575-6363 for an installation and fitting at one of the ten district police stations.
This is a program that will be ongoing for the rest of the year and has been funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information, please contact:
Sergeant Bob Guinan
SFPD Traffic Company
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103