Monterey County

CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday

Community Safety Saturday in Monterey

CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday™ is a free, family and community event that offers information and education about how to improve the safety and security of children, teens, families and communities. This important event, first developed by Capital Insurance Group (CIG), was born out of the concern to keep children and families safe.

This year's event was held Saturday, Sept. 6 in Monterey.

CIG, the sponsor and the host of this event, partnered with Marc Klass and The KlaasKids Foundation. KlaasKids is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stop crimes against children by providing education and knowledge to the general public, and promoting partnerships with concerned citizens, the private sector, organizations, law enforcement and legislators. The KlaasKids Print-A-Thon provides Digital Photo ID & Finger Print Kits for every child. Parents receive a free DNA Collection Kit, child safety tips and a 9-point plan on what to do if a child disappears.

Another important feature of the event is the free Child Safety/Booster Seat inspections. National studies reveal that 80 to 90 percent of children are not properly restrained, and many local car seat check points report that 95 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly.

CIG is also teaming up with the CHP Start Smart Driving Program where teens learn about the dangers of distracted driving and how to drive safely.

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