In 2010, on average, almost 2 children (age 12 and younger in a passenger vehicle) were killed and 325 children were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes each day. This fatality rate could be reduced by about half if the correct child safety seats were always used.
The national “Child Passenger Safety Week” campaign is conducted by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Funding for the Sheriff’s Office traffic safety campaign is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds enable the Sheriff’s Office to increase the number of deputies on patrol throughout Yuma County.
For more information on how to properly secure your child in a car seat, please visit www.safercar.gov.
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.