Demonstrations intend to educate public and create awareness of laws
TORONTO, ON (April 9, 2012) - Ontario Provincial Police are partnering with Volvo of Oakville to offer a car seat installation clinic for area residents. The initiative will provide awareness of proper installation techniques and clarification of current laws.
The local initiative between the Burlington OPP and the Volvo dealership will offer demonstrations on how to correctly and safely secure infants, toddlers and young children, stressing the importance of having children of all ages and sizes properly restrained while in the vehicle. A roll-over simulator will be on site in order to demonstrate the reality of what can actually happen in the event of a collision. Officers will also recommend proper car seat adjustments for any interested members of the public who attend the clinics with their own vehicle regardless of make or model and will even be providing child seat recall notice information. Refreshments will also be provided.
"Volvo prides itself on its reputation for building safe, reliable vehicles and there should be no higher priority than the safety of our children," says John Martins, President of both Volvo of Oakville and Hamilton Volvo who is pleased to welcome Burlington's finest to his dealership, "We are honoured to be involved with an initiative that creates awareness of this important cause."
Pet Restraint Systems will also be discussed with the assistance of a representative from M & G Pet Foods who will demonstrate various pet restraint products for vehicles. An unsecured pet is in danger of injury not only to itself but of other occupants in the vehicle as well.
The child seat safety clinic times are as follows:
Date: April 10th, 2012 @ 8:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Volvo of Oakville - 770 Pacific Road, Oakville, ON
Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 41 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. Volvo lead the list of luxury car brands in the 2012 Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with winners including the Volvo C30, S60, S80, XC60 and XC90.