Child Passenger Safety Week is an annual campaign to bring public attention to the importance of properly securing all children in appropriate car seats, booster seats or seat belts - every trip, every time. In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week, Dublin Police Services will be hosting a free “Car Seat Check-Up” event on Tuesday, September 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Dublin Sports Grounds parking lot, 6700 Dublin Blvd. Nationally Certified Car Seat Technicians from Dublin Police Services and California Highway Patrol will be available to educate and assist parents and caregivers with correct installation of their car seat.
All 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have laws requiring that children be restrained in motor vehicles. Car seats and booster seats save lives. They offer the best protection for children in the event of a crash. From 1975 to 2009, approximately 9,310 lives have been saved by the use of child restraints according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Every year, thousands of children are tragically injured or killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. For children age 3 and older, it is the leading cause of death. Children are our country’s most precious resource. As parents and caregivers it is our responsibility to keep our children safe. Sadly, nearly 3 out of 4 child safety seats are not used properly.
Parents and caregivers are urged to make sure their car seats and booster seats are properly installed and used in their vehicles according to updated best practice recommendations released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this year.