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Child Passenger Safety Week September 16-22

September 18, 2012

Child Passenger Safety Week

September 16-22, 2012

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The Martinsville Police Department would like to make citizens aware of Child Passenger Safety Week September 16-22.

For decades, safety advocates have stressed the importance of appropriate restraints, including car seats, booster seats and seat belts.  Yet car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years in the United States.  The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.   

Several things you can do as a parent to make your child safer while riding in a vehicle.  When used correctly, child passenger restraints effectively prevent fatalities and serious injuries.