Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children aged one-19 years. Ninety-four percent of Nebraskans use child safety seats, but nearly 85 percent of those seats are installed incorrectly. That's why child passenger safety is a priority for National Safety Council, Nebraska. NSCN provides training and education to help parents and caregivers keep little ones safe on the move. Weekly appointments and monthly community events ensure that we assist over 200 children each year with their child passenger safety needs.
If you transport children, make sure their seats are installed correctly and they are the appropriate seats for their height, weight, age and developmental stage. Read the manuals of the child restraint and vehicle for correct installation. Child restraint manufactures have video instructions on their websites for assistance. To be certain you have installed your seat correctly, click here to find one in your area.
63 that didn’t have to be…
Among children under age 5 in passenger vehicles, an estimated 309 lives were saved in 2009 by restraint use. Of these 309 lives saved, 284 were associated with the use of child safety seats and 26 with the use of adult seat belts. At 100 percent child safety seat use for children under age 5, an estimated 372 lives (an additional 63) could have been saved in 2009. 63 lives might not sound that significant, but what if that child was yours? Buckle them up. Every Trip. Every Time.
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