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9/19/10

Help Save Lives with the National Seat Check Saturday/Child Passenger Safety Week Campaign

How sure are you that your child's car seat is properly secured in the vehicle that you use for transportation?  i would definitely want to be sure and if there are resources to help me with this, then surely I'd make time for my family's safety. 

When my children were babies, I'd worry about this all the time. Not that I didn't trust that dear husband had place the seat in correctly, I just wanted to ensure that my child would be safer if there was an accident. 

Check out the information below and make time for a safety check! 





While installing and using child safety seats may appear to be easy enough, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that close to 3 out of 4 parents do not properly use child restraints ... and if you are one of them, that child safety seat may not protect your child the way it should.

Each year, thousands of children are tragically injured and killed in automobile accidents. In fact, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3 and older. 
 
The reason? Most parents and caregivers don't realize that their children aren't properly restrained in their car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that nearly 3 out of 4 car seats are not used correctly.
We're aiming to change that with National Seat Check Saturday on September 25.  As part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 19-25), communities nationwide will have certified technicians available to provide hands-on child safety seat inspections and advice - for free!
Locate find nearby car seat inspection stations on National Seat Check Saturday and throughout the year: http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm
 

 You will find instructional videos, handy informational flyers, and links to product ratings and recall lists here: http://childcarsafety.adcouncil.org/

An educational widget on NHTSA's 4 Steps for Kids recommendations, which you can place on your blog or share via Facebook or Twitter: http://www.hfcwidgets.com/widgets/child_safety/promote.php 


Additionally, the Child Passenger Safety Twitter account (@childseatsafety) will be hosting a Twitter party on Wednesday, September 22 at 2 p.m. EST. NHTSA experts will be available to offer information and insight on car seats and how to travel safely with children. Just use the hashtag #CPSweek to follow along and ask your questions.
 
For more information on Child Passenger Safety Week and to find your local car seat inspection station visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS or http://www.facebook.com/childpassengersafety.
 







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1 comment :

  1. Hi!

    Sorry I'm late...its been a real busy weekend...Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm now following you back. Have a great week! You have beautiful pictures by the way!

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