Keys to Car Seat Safety at Larry H. Miller Arizona Dealerships

Keys to Car Seat Safety at Larry H. Miller Arizona Dealerships

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, car crashes are the leading cause of accidental death for children. Properly utilizing child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. This September and October, Larry H. Miller dealerships are teaming up with Safe Kids Maricopa County, Phoenix Children’s Center for Family Health & Safety, and local first responders across the valley to provide free car seat safety checks. The first event is on September 23 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Larry H. Miller Hyundai Peoria. It will be followed by an event on October 7, 2017, at Larry H. Miller Nissan Mesa. There will also be two events on October 21, 2017, at Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Avondale and Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Tucson. These events provide a great—and free— opportunity to protect your kids in the car.


The Saturday morning events are offered as a service to the community at no cost to the public. At each event, car seats and child booster seats will be checked for proper installation by certified child passenger safety technicians. Additionally, safety handouts will be provided to attendees with tips on how to maintain a correctly installed car seat. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the events to ensure proper fit of the car or booster seat being inspected. Seats will be checked on a first-come-first-served basis and visitors will be treated to entertainment, light refreshments, and ice-cold water.


“Knowing that seven out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly makes any parent stop and think,” said Pat Kroneberger, senior vice president of operations, Larry H. Miller Dealerships. “Over the last two years, these events have proven to be beneficial to the families in our communities. We hope to continue to provide parents and grandparents with a forum where they can learn proper installation techniques to keep their kids safe on the road.”


“Getting your car seat checked and knowing how to properly maintain it can mean the difference between life and death for your child if you are in an automobile crash,” said Zoraida Ettrick, injury prevention program manager with Maricopa County Department of Public Health and coalition coordinator with Safe Kids Maricopa County. “We are grateful to partner with an organization like Larry H. Miller that cares to provide education and awareness resources to our community through these vital seat check events.”


In addition to the car seat safety events, Larry H. Miller Charities will make a $10,000 donation to Safe Kids Arizona, which will be used to provide car seats for those in need. In 2016, nearly 100 new car seats were distributed at the four events held across the valley and 172 seats were checked for proper installation and use.  Since 2015, hundreds of car seats and booster seats have been checked during the “Keys to Car Seat Safety” events and those deemed expired or unsafe have been replaced with newer models at no cost to families.


Larry H. Miller Dealerships will host three events in the valley and one in Tucson. The schedule for car seat safety checks is as follows:


September 23, 2017 from 8-11 a.m.

Larry H. Miller Hyundai Peoria

8425 W. Bell Road

Peoria, AZ 85382            

*National Seat Check Saturday


October 7, 2017 from 8-11 a.m.

Larry H. Miller Nissan Mesa

2025 W. Riverview Auto Drive

Mesa, AZ 85201


October 21, 2017 from 8-11 a.m.

Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Avondale

10101 W. Papago Freeway

Avondale, AZ 85323


October 21, 2017 from 8-11 a.m.

Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Tucson

4220 E. 22nd St.

Tucson, AZ 85711


For more information on car seat safety and event locations, visit



Members of the media are welcome to attend the car seat safety events and will have the opportunity to speak with Larry H. Miller representatives, first responders, Safe Kids Maricopa County volunteers and the general public. To RSVP for media credentials, please contact Shelby Tuttle at ANDERSON Advertising & Public Relations at or (480) 330-9346.

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