Universal Technical Institute Hosts Bi-Annual Car Seat Inspection Event on Campus

  Universal Technical Institute Hosts Bi-Annual Car Seat Inspection Event on
                                    Campus

-- UTI-Exton Promoting Automotive Safety on National Seat Check Saturday --

PR Newswire

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 16, 2013

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
– the leading provider of automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician
training – is hosting a car seat inspection event in conjunction with National
Seat Check Saturday. Free and open to the public, the event will be held
Saturday, September 21^st from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT at UTI's Exton campus in
Chester County.

Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
National Seat Check Saturday is part of Child Passenger Safety Week, September
15-21, a week dedicated to helping parents and caregivers make sure their
children ride as safely as possible every time they are in vehicles. During
UTI's event, certified technicians and representatives from the Chester County
Sheriff's Department and Safe Kids Chester County Coalition will be onsite to
inspect the installation of children's car seats and educate parents about
maintaining a safe car seat. UTI will also provide refreshments and activities
for kids to enjoy during the inspections, and Walgreens will be onsite to
administer pertussis/whooping cough vaccines to children, as well as flu
vaccines to adults, for anyone who is interested.

"Road safety is a top priority at UTI, and we're committed to training skilled
automotive and diesel technicians to help keep drivers and their families safe
on the road," said Bob Kessler, Regional Vice President of Operations and
Campus President at UTI-Exton. "We're thrilled to partner with local safety
organizations for the second time this year to encourage car seat inspections
and promote children's safety in automotive vehicles, and hope to save many
lives on this national day of child passenger safety."

The goal of National Seat Check Saturday is to teach caregivers how to
properly install and use car seats, as well as ensure children are in the
right seats for their ages and sizes. According to the NHTSA, car crashes are
the leading cause of death for children up to 12 years of age in the United
States. To best protect children in crashes, car seats must be installed
properly, but three out of four car seats are not used correctly. Jiggle your
child's car seat; if it moves more than one inch at the base, it needs to be
tightened. To ensure it is correctly installed, the NHTSA recommends visiting
a child passenger safety technician or attending a car seat check event.

NHTSA recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible up to the
top height or weight allowed by their particular seats. Once a child outgrows
the rear-facing car seat, he/she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car
seat with a harness. After outgrowing the car seats, children should be placed
in booster seats until they're grown enough to use seat belts safely. The
safest place for kids under 13 is in the back seat of the car.

Registration for UTI's car seat inspection is encouraged, but not needed. To
schedule an appointment or for more information, contact the Chester County
Sheriff's Department at 610-344-5389.

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
(NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students
seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair,
motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 170,000 graduates in its
48-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate
programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as
manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through
its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary
education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including
Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine
Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). For
more information visit www.uti.edu. Like UTI on www.facebook.com/UTI or follow
UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.

SOURCE Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Website: http://www.uti.edu
Contact: Michelle Woolford, mwoolford@brownsteingroup.com, 267-238-4144
 
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