The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is proud to announce it will be hosting a car seat safety class. Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of unintentional deaths for children ages 1 -19 years old. Studies have shown that using a properly installed car seat or booster seat can reduce a child’s risk of death by up to 71%, and can reduce the risk of serious injury by up to 67%. This program was created in order to promote and enhance child passenger safety throughout Pima County. The class will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Pima County Sheriff’s Operation Center, located at 1750 East Benson Highway. A certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will provide you with the car seat most appropriate for your child, and will assist you in the installation of the seat at the conclusion of the class. Registration is required and class availability is limited. Only one car seat per family will be given. For questions, or to sign up, please contact the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Community Resources Unit at 520-351-4615. The funding for this class was made available through grants awarded by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.