Although the spirit behind having a Child safety passenger week is admirable or noble (if I can say that) – I honestly believe that everyday and every week should be focused on child safety?
Anyhow, a number of DOT’s and organization are coming out with special events and publications in observance of this week:
This is from the Westby Times website …
During national Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 13 to 19, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will use social media: Twitter (https://twitter.com/WisconsinDOT) @WisconsinDOT; Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WisDOT); and other messaging to remind adults that consistent and proper use of child safety restraints in vehicles can be a matter of life or death.
“The best way to protect children in vehicles is to put them in the right seat and use it the right way,” said David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety.
To help determine the proper safety seat (based on a child’s age and size) and how to use it, WisDOT offers an instructional video available on its website at www.zeroinwisconsin.gov/ChildSafetySeats/.
And this from the Oakdale Leader …
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will observe National Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 13-19, 2015, by conducting child safety seat events throughout the state.
During Child Passenger Safety Week, CHP Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians will be available at each event to provide education on how to use car seats, booster seats, and seat belts for children. Technicians can also help educate consumers about choosing the right car seat for their child, the importance of registering car seats with the manufacturer, and what to expect if the seat is subject to a safety recall. The week concludes with National Seat Check taking place on Saturday, Sept. 19 when CPS technicians across the state will be available at car seat events to offer advice and instruction to parents and caregivers.
“When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your child in the event of a collision.”
As already mentioned this is an admirable cause, but let’s keep our kids safe ALL THE TIME!