Monthly Archives: September 2015

Child Passenger Safety Week, September 13 – 19

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During Child Passenger Safety Week, law enforcement agencies and child passenger safety technicians are once again stressing the need for parents to buckle up their kids whenever they get in the car.  Just as importantly, child safety seats and booster seats need to be installed and used properly to ensure they keep youngsters safe.

girls car seats  boy car seats

Certified child passenger safety technicians help parents and caregivers with proper installation techniques of front-facing and rear-facing car seats, as well as booster seats, which should be used until a child is age eight or 4’9” tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly.  “Too often parents move their children to the adult seat belt before they should, which increases the risk of injury and death,” said Ruth Harshfield, of Safe Kids Oregon. “And remember, the safest place for all kids under age 13 is in the back seat of the car.”

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Safe Kids Oregon is urging parents and caregivers to have their children’s car seats checked.  Car seat check-up events are scheduled during Child Passenger Safety Week in Corvallis, Beaverton, Portland Hillsboro and Warrenton.  For more information on these and other events scheduled in September, visit the car seat check-up calendar at Oregon Impact.

 

Safe Kids Worldwide Fliers – click to download.

CAR SEAT SAFETY TIPS_Page_1  BOOSTER SEAT SAFETY TIPS  SEAT BELT SAFETY TIPS

 

For more information on child passenger safety, visit Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety.

 

Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is led by Oregon Public Health. Click here for information on other Injury Areas.

 

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