September 17-23 is National Child Passenger Safety Week
Did you know that every 34 seconds a child under the age of 13 is involved in a car crash?
September 17-23 is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this week is dedicated to making sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing children in the correct car restraints for their ages and size. Car seats, booster seats, and seat belts offer the best protection for children in crashes and work best when used correctly. Consider the following statistics:
|•||Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children ages 1-13.|
|•||Car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers.|
|•||In 2012, over 1/3 of child passengers killed in car crashes weren’t properly restrained.|
School Training Solutions urges you to help ensure children arrive safe and alive by following the National Highway Safety Administration’s car seat recommendations for your child’s age and size. Car seat safety is critical to protecting our children. View our infographic for more information.