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Bridgewater Offering Free Child Safety Seat Inspections

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that eight out of 10 child safety seats are installed incorrectly and may present a safety hazard for a child – and Bridgewater is looking to change that.

According to a release from the township, Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes is encouraging all area residents to participate in a complimentary Car Seat Safety Check being offered by the Bridgewater Township Traffic Safety Unit on Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BMW of Bridgewater, on Route 202/206.

For each completed car safety seat inspection, the release said, BMW of Bridgewater will provide a charitable donation to the “Turn the Towns Teal” Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign.

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According to the release, proper use of a child safety seat is important to protect children against injury during an unexpected crash. The Bridgewater Traffic Safety Unit has people who are certified car seat technicians and can check to ensure the car seats are properly installed and secure.

The township, the release said, has recognized the partnership with BMW of Bridgewater that is promoting the Car Safety Seat Program, as well as the Turn the Towns Teal Campaign

All models of car safety seats, the release said, are eligible for the free inspection program, and the traffic safety unit will also be providing information about distracted driving.

Turn the Towns Teal is a national campaign to promote awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. Ovarian cancer, the release said, is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States, and more than 20,000 women are diagnosed with it each year.

About one out of every 69 women born today will be affected by it in their lifetimes, the release said. Survival with early detection is about 90 to 95 percent.

Symptoms can include bloating, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, back pain, unusual fatigue and persistent gastrointestinal upsets.

For more information on child safety seats and car safety, visit www.SaferCar.gov. For more information about Turn the Towns Teal, visit the website at www.turnthetownsteal.org.

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