Child Passenger Safety Week ? Check Your Chid?s Seat
Every one of the fifty states in the U. S. A. has automobile child restrain laws (See www.iihs.org/laws/ChildRestraint.aspx for specifics.) However, laws don’t work when car seats and the children in them are not properly installed and used. Statistical studies show 1,335 deaths children ages 14 and younger deaths and 184,000 injuries annually. Break that down to four deaths and 502 injuries every day. Now it’s up to parents and caregivers to help turn these statistics around.
As part of an ongoing Child Passenger Safety Week Campaign (September 19-25), certified technicians will be out in communities to inspect equipment and advise the public on the proper “how and what” to do. Fellow bloggers, please help support this campaign. You will find instructional videos, information flyers, and links at http://childcarsafety.adcouncil.org/ to product ratings and recall lists. Promote car seat inspections with time and place specifics at http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm.
The folks at Child Passenger Safety Twitter hosted a Twitter party on Wednesday, September 22 at 2 p.m. EST. Attendees were able to ask NHTSA experts for insight on car seats and how to travel safely with children. Search the hashtag #CPSweek to see what you missed. Even if you didn’t make the Twitter Party this week, get involved. Children and safety is everyone’s responsibility. For more information, please visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS or http://www.facebook.com/childpassengersafety.
This post was written as part of a campaign for the Global Influence Network. It has not been monetarily compensated however I have received an entry into a drawing in exchange for my participation. As always, my opinions are my own.