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MONTGOMERY, Ala., – Hyundai Motor America announced its partnership with Children’s of Alabama in support of its Health Education and Safety Center program. Hyundai’s donation will assist in offering consumer educational events, including a car seat safety check event with Children’s of Alabama at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) in Montgomery that kicked off the partnership on July 30.
An estimated 46 percent of car seats and booster seats are installed incorrectly or improperly used, according to NHTSA’s Child Restraints Usage Study. During the event, nationally certified child passenger safety technicians inspected car seats for expiration, manufacturer recalls, and/or proper fit of the seat for children. Families received a free replacement car seat, if needed.
“Part of a safe driving experience includes protecting drivers, passengers, and others on the road through education and proper installation of safety seats,” said Brian Latouf, global chief safety officer, Hyundai Motor Company. “Hyundai continues to double down on our safety commitments with child passenger safety efforts through partnerships with leaders in educational safety programs.”
“Our team members are proud to play an integral part in assembling safe, high-quality vehicles for the North American market,” said Robert Burns, chief administrative officer, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. “Our production processes and internal safety checks are the foundation for delivering a vehicle that achieves all of the design specifications for adult and child passenger safety.”
“We are so excited about our partnership with Hyundai to provide education regarding child passenger safety,” said Marie Crew, director, health education and safety center, Children’s of Alabama. “Parents and caregivers want to know they are transporting their children safely. This partnership allows us to be able to expand our educational programs and reach more communities.”
According to the Alabama Child Death Review System, vehicular fatalities are the single largest category of accidental child deaths in Alabama. Hyundai’s partnership with Children’s of Alabama will include additional child passenger safety inspections and driver safety education workshops to promote safe travel in automobiles.