Kids Come First During Child Passenger Safety Week
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on September 15, 2015 in Car Accidents
Car crashes are the leading cause of death in children under the age of 13. The goal of Child Passenger Safety Week, taking place September 15-19, is to keep children as safe as possible by encouraging parents and caregivers to take appropriate preventative measures when possible.
The Ad Council and The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be holding events nationwide throughout the week to inform parents on how they can keep their children safe while riding in vehicles. The main goals of the week’s events include:
Making Sure a Child fits Properly in their Car Seat
This is determined by the child’s size and age. A number of local car seat inspection events will be held during Child Passenger Safety Week to ensure that children are fitted in the correct safety seat.
Correct Installation of Car Seats
If a car seat is not installed properly, it could be the difference between life and death for a child. Every car seat is installed a little different, so it is important to read the instructions and get help when necessary. During Child Passenger Safety Week, parents and caregivers can also get their car seats inspected by safety technicians to ensure correct installation.
Getting Car Seats Registered
Every year, millions of car seats are recalled due to safety defects. It is extremely important to get a car seat registered, so that the manufacturer can directly contact caregivers to provide important safety information. Registering a car seat typically only requires filling out a registration card and returning it to the given manufacturer. This information will not be used for marketing purposes.
To locate a local car seat safety event near you, visit http://www.safercar.gov.
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