Importance of Installing Child Safety Restraints in Automobiles
Sheryl Dossett – Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician
Child Passenger Safety is an ever changing industry of new products; safety standards and recommendations.
In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of children 4 years of age and older. For every fatality, approximately 18 children are hospitalized and more than 400 receive medical treatment for injuries sustained in a crash.
Did you know, that nearly 73% of all child seats used, are improperly installed by the parent/caregiver?
If you are responsible for transporting a child in your vehicle and would like to have the child seat checked for safety and proper installation, or to confirm the child is using the appropriate seat for the child’s height and weight, contact Sheryl Dossett at the South Jacksonville Police, IL Department at 217-243-1241, to schedule your free seat check.
… and remember to always REACH for child seat safety!