Child passenger safety seats and toys to be distributed at Ocracoke event

Published 10:10 pm Friday, December 13, 2019

In an effort to prevent childhood deaths and injuries, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Safe Kids N.C. team will be hosting a child passenger safety seat take back event on Ocracoke Island, Saturday, Dec.14.

The goal of the event is to distribute up to 60 CPS seats at the CPS Clinic and 40 bike helmets.


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Additionally, Causey has asked NCDOI employees to donate boxes of toys, gloves, coats and bicycles for the children affected by Hurricane Dorian.


“This event is a win-win,” said Causey. “Not only are we providing parents and caregivers the resources and education they need to keep their children safe in the car, but we’re also providing toys and clothing for children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have a good Christmas because they’re still reeling from the effects of the hurricane.”


Safe Kids Chatham County, Safe Kids Wake County, Nags Head Fire and Rescue and the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to assist.


Child passenger safety technicians will greet parents and make sure their children are in an age-appropriate seat.


The event will take place at the Ocracoke Ferry Terminal on Irvin Garrish Highway from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Parents can go to to find out permanent child seat checking stations near them.


About Safe Kids North Carolina

Safe Kids North Carolina is dedicated to preventing childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in North Carolina. For more information, contact coordinator Shannon Bullock at 919.647.0081 or


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Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids NC Chairman Mike Causey viewing photos and child passenger seats in Raleigh just before they’re loaded up and sent to Ocracoke to be given to families impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Courtesy NCDOI



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