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Wolfson Children's Hospital Car Safety

Car Safety

From our popular car seat inspections to education about driveway safety, hot cars and more, the car safety experts at Safe Kids Northeast Florida are here to help parents with everything they need to know about keeping their kids safe in and around cars.

Safe Kids Northeast Florida

904.202.4302

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the lead organization for Safe Kids Northeast Florida.

Why Wolfson Advocates for Kids

Advocating for children is the most important part of our mission. Through THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s, we reach beyond the walls of the hospital to promote safe and healthy childhoods for all kids in our region.

Wolfson Children's Hospital The Players Center for Child Health

Safe Kids Northeast Florida

904.202.4302

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the lead organization for Safe Kids Northeast Florida.

Car Safety Programs

Select a car safety program above for more information.

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Car Seat Checks/Inspections

Want to learn how to install your car seat? Our trained technicians will teach you everything you need to know to make sure your car seat is fitted and installed correctly during a one-on-one appointment. Make an appointment for a free check.

What to expect at your car seat check

When:

Tuesdays

Where:

Safe Kids Buckle Up® Inspection Station
THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health
3563 Philips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32207

How:

Appointment required
Call 904.202.4302

When:

Select Fridays - call for dates

Where:

Subaru of Jacksonville
10800 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32225

How:

Appointment required
Call 904.202.4302

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Workshops for Discounted Car Seats

Can’t afford a car seat? Sign up for one of our monthly workshops by calling 904.202.4302. Appointments required.

When:

Monthly, call for dates

Where:

Safe Kids Buckle Up® Inspection Station
THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health
3563 Philips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32207

How:

Appointment required
Call 904.202.4302

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Car Seat Checklist

5 things to check for a proper fit

Hot Cars

We hear it in the news all too often in Florida. Leaving a child alone in a car – whether intentional or accidental – can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke. Learn what you can do to reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.

A

Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.

C

Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.

T

Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

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Driveway Safety

Kids are little, making it hard for drivers to spot them. Couple that with our hurried lives and it’s easy to see why children are getting run over in our own driveways.

  • We know you’re often in a hurry, but before you get in the car, take a few seconds to walk all the way around your parked car to check for children.
  • Designate a safe spot for children to wait when nearby vehicles are about to move and make sure the drivers can see them.
  • Accompany little kids when they get in and out of a vehicle. Hold their hand while walking near moving vehicles, in driveways, parking lots or on sidewalks.

Each year, more than 9,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occurred while they were alone in or around motor vehicles. Many of these preventable injuries occur when drivers are unaware of children near vehicles.

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