Fitzgerald Auto Malls has installed 45,000 child safety seats
Fitzgerald Auto Malls installed its 45,000th child safety seat recently, as the dealership group continued the program it started in 1999. It is the only program in the country that has done so many child safety seat inspections in one program.
CEO Jack Fitzgerald initiated the program when he learned about the dangers of improperly installed child seats and heard that 75 percent of them were installed incorrectly. The percentage was even higher at the first event a surprise to Fitzgerald in Montgomery County, Md. with its highly educated population.
The Fitzgerald group has 100 employees who have taken the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationês four-day course to get Child Passenger Safety Certification. Inspections are performed monthly at the Fitzgerald White Flint location and by appointment. Local police and fire safety volunteers help organize and staff the events. Last weekend marked the fifth annual inspection specifically for Spanish-speaking families.Download Bulletin PDF