Double check the safety of your child’s car seat during a free inspection event TOMORROW in Hagerstown

19 June 2024- On June 20th, Fitzgerald Auto Mall will continue its commitment to educate the community about the importance of properly installed child safety seats to keep children safe on the road by hosting a Free Child Safety Seat Inspection Event at its Hagerstown location. 

Since 1999, Fitzgerald Auto Mall has advocated for the safe installation of Child Safety Seats. Studies show that properly installed child safety seats reduce fatal injuries by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers ages 1-4 and 45% for children 4-8. Statistics can improve by using the car seats correct and not “graduating” children to seat belts too early. The misuse of car seats remain a big problem and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children 3 to 14.

Jack Fitzgerald, the founder of Fitzgerald Auto Mall, initiated the Fitzgerald Child Car Seat Inspection Program in 1999 after he learned about the dangers of improperly installed child safety seats. To date, Fitzgerald Auto Mall installed over 50,000 child safety seats since the beginning of the program in 1999. No other local volunteer program in the United States has ever achieved this many child safety seat inspections within a single program or initiative.

In partnership with the Montgomery County Safe Kids Coalition, certified professional will inspect child safety seats and educate the community on proper installation techniques during this free event.

“We started this because my own people wanted to make sure children were safer in cars, including their own. I am so thankful for their efforts because I know they’re making a difference every day,” said Jack Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald Hagerstown is hosting the event on Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 10AM-12:30PM. The dealership is located at 101S. Edgewood Drive Hagerstown, MD 21740 and this is a free service with no appointments necessary