Car Seat Clinic Helps Artesia Families

The annual Cy Palmer Memorial Car seat clinic was held recently in Artesia. The Clinic was held in celebration of the life and remembrance of Cy Palmer, a 7-year-old who tragically lost his life as the result of a motor vehicle crash on November 15, 2017. Although Palmer was wearing his seat belt, he was not using a booster seat, which ensures the seat belt fits correctly and the passenger is properly restrained in the event of a crash.

During the event, parents and caregivers received personalized hands-on instruction form nationally certified child passenger safety technicians. Technicians helped educate parents on the proper selection, installation, and use of car seats and booster seats. A total of 37 seats were checked, 34 of which were improperly installed. Additionally, Safer distributed two car seats to replace unsafe seats.