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Subaru of Wakefield and #TheRightSeat

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  (Wakefield, MA) – Subaru of Wakefield has partnered with the Wakefield Police Department for the second consecutive year to host a car seat check on Saturday, May 14th at the Subaru of Wakefield facility at 618 North Avenue to help parents, grandparents, guardians and others know if their car seat is the right one for their child, or if their car seat is installed correctly. The #TheRightSeat event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free of charge for the community.

            According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly. Car seats are designed to precise specifications to keep children safe, which is why they need to be installed and used correctly.

            Wakefield’s Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians Sgt. Kevin McCaul, Sgt. Shawn Conway, Officer Amy Rando, Officer Kelley E. Tobyne, Officer Jeanette DeMasi and certified state inspectors will check car seat placement, determine if the car seat is the right size for the child, check the expiration date on the car seat, and check to see that the child is buckled in correctly. Expectant parents are encouraged to attend the event with their car seat to learn the correct way to install the car seat before their baby arrives.

            “It’s important that all children are in the correct car seats for their ages and sizes and are buckled up in the back seat,” Wakefield Police Sgt. Kevin McCaul said. “The Wakefield Police Department is grateful to Subaru of Wakefield Co-owner Sal Barbagallo for hosting this event at his dealership again this year so that we can accommodate everyone who requires a car seat check. This is an important service that we provide to the community and we are fortunate to be able to host this one-day event in such a convenient location.”

            “Subaru of Wakefield staff knows the importance of vehicle safety and keeping all car occupants safe,” Sal Barbagallo added. “It is a natural fit that we join with the Wakefield Police Department to host this important event, and we are happy to do our part to help our community and its residents.”

            For information about the May 14th #TheRightSeat event at Subaru of Wakefield contact Sgt. Kevin McCaul atkmccaul@wakefieldpd.org. Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians are also available throughout the year by appointment.

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