and Audi to Train Dealership Personnel in Child Safety Seat
Sit Safe trainee demonstrates proper child safety seat installation.
The Sit Safe program trains Volkswagen and Audi dealership
employees in the proper installation and inspection of child
will soon have a new resource for free child safety seat inspections
under a national program being launched by Audi of America, Inc.
and Volkswagen of America, Inc. The program, called Sit Safe,
is a partnership between the automaker and its dealers, through
which employees at more than 800 Volkswagen and Audi dealerships
in the United States will have the opportunity to become certified
in the installation of child safety seats.
96 percent of parents believe they install their child safety
seats correctly, it is estimated that an astounding 85 percent
of children who are placed in such seats are improperly restrained.
Sit Safe will allow parents to learn proper installation techniques,
and have their child safety seats inspected by certified professionals
at Audi and Volkswagen dealerships across the country.
Safe initially encompasses a four-day education program in which
Volkswagen and Audi will put select dealership employees through
32 hours of classes, using the curriculum approved by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The training program covers
child passenger safety laws, as well as hands-on training in the
proper inspection and installation of child seats. Each four-day
session ends with a Sit Safe event where members of the community
are invited to have their child safety seats inspected by a trained
dealership employee. From there, each participating dealership
will offer free inspections at their respective facilities on
an ongoing basis. All vehicle types and brands are welcome.
Sit Safe initiative is being launched this month in the southeastern
region of the U.S. Training will continue at Volkswagen and Audi
training centers across the country over the next several months.
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