National Child Passenger Safety Week: September 17 - 23, 2017.
National Seat Check Saturday: September 23, 2017.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury death for children 1 through 12 years old. Most tweens (8 to 12 year-olds) seriously injured or killed in crashes were not wearing seat belts or wearing them correctly. Tweens are also more likely to get hurt in crashes when riding in the front seat. Many deaths and injuries could be prevented if children were properly restrained in an appropriate child restraint.
Many parents and caregivers assume they know how to choose and use the correct child restraints for their children, but sadly these restraints are frequently used incorrectly. In fact, three out of every four children are riding at an increased risk of injury because their car seats are not being used correctly. The “Know for Sure – Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?” campaign was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Ad Council to make sure all parents and caregivers properly secure their children in the best car restraint for their age and size and use these devices properly. This campaign is being promoted to state and local child passenger safety advocates by the NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board with support from the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention, the NYS Association of Traffic Safety Board and NYS Safe Kids Coalition.
NYS Department of Health Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention “Join Us In Observing National Child Passenger Safety Week.” Received 16 Aug. 2017.