Child Passenger Safety Could Be The
Difference In Saving Your Child's Life
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - Studies have shown that over the years children who aren't properly restrained in a vehicle are more severely injured in crashes. Child Passenger Safety Week aims to help parents and guardians make sure their little ones are as safe as possible while riding in a car.
Car seat check events are designed to help parents do just that. Many of these events are held at hospitals, child care centers, and churches. Interested participants are asked to fill out some brief paperwork and then a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will check your child's car seat to determine what you're doing right and wrong.
Child Passenger Safety Technician Candace Ivey says the main thing parents and guardians do wrong is, "It's just not going through all of the steps and getting everything right when you're putting a child in a seat because if you do one thing wrong it could mean disaster in the event of a crash."
The Office of Highway Safety Planning has also released a new kid's identification sicker for car seats. The improved sticker is resistant to sun fading and has more room to write your child's information, such as medical information and allergies. Kid's identification car seat stickers can be picked up for free at your local hospital.