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CATA starting safety seat program

November 23, 2010
Often the purview of police and fire stations, area dealerships can become child safety seat inspection sites, under a program under development by the CATA. Involvement in such a program naturally helps safeguard children by educating their parents and caregivers about the importance of properly installed child safety and booster seats. It also can generate favorable media coverage and showroom traffic, and position a dealership as a good corporate citizen. "There have been a lot of manufacturer programs the past few years. We want to put an umbrella over them locally," said CATA Treasurer Terry D'Arcy, who is spearheading the program. "The first thing we want to do is put together a resource of dealership employees who have been trained in proper child seat installation," D'Arcy said. Dealership employees who have been certified on proper installation of child safety seats or toddler booster seats should contact the CATA's David Sloan about the program, at 630- 495-2282. The CATA intends to promote the program with a display at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show and at events at dealerships.