Free car seat safety checks offered at YMCA

June 28, 2012

NEW — 3:30 p.m. June 28, 2012

In an effort to support parents and caregivers to make sure a child fits securely in a car seat, Public Health – Seattle & King County is hosting free child car seat check-up events — including one in Newcastle— in east and south King County.

The Newcastle event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 at the Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Road.

Attendees should bring their car, car seat and child/infant to learn how to properly install the car seat. The event will be an opportunity for parents or soon-to-be parents to have their child safety seat checked by a certified child safety seat technician for safe installation.

Educational materials will be available as well.

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DUI enforcement stepped up in Newcastle for Super Bowl

February 2, 2012

NEW — 10:25 a.m. Feb. 2, 2012
Extra law enforcement will patrol Newcastle roads looking for impaired drivers on Feb. 4 as residents partake in festivities for Super Bowl Sunday. 

The evening of the Super Bowl game has historically been a dangerous time on Washington roads due to the high number of people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a release from Public Health – Seattle & King County. The extra patrols will be taking place throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
“Make the right call and choose a safe ride home this weekend,” said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County in the statement. “Before your party begins, designate a sober driver, ride the bus or take a cab.”
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