As a part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, our firm sponsored a Seat Check Saturday event last month in partnership with Safe Kids USA and the Alabama Department of Public Health. The event, held on Saturday, September 22nd, provided parents and child caregivers an opportunity to have their child safety seats installed or inspected at no cost. Qualified seat installation experts inspected 50 child safety seats from 9 a.m.-noon at The Shoppes at EastChase in Montgomery. This was part of National Seat Check Saturday, with similar events held throughout the country.
As we have previously reported, motor vehicle accidents remain the leading cause of death for children ages three to 14. Properly installed car seats and booster seats reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries by more than half. LaBarron Boone, a lawyer in our firm’s personal injury/Product Liability Section, had this to say:
We are committed to making this nation, this state and Montgomery, Ala., safer by promoting Seat Check Saturday. Our goal is safety first. Spread the word and buckle up!
The information set out below indicates how serious this matter is:
• Seven children die each day as a result of improperly fastened child seats
• 85% of child seats are not installed according to manufacturers specifications
• Nearly one-third of child seats are not suitable for the vehicles in which they are installed
• Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children ages three-14
• Properly installed car seats and booster seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by more than half.
If you missed the most recent Seat Check Saturday event in your area, you can find a safety seat inspection site near you. Visit the Safe Kids USA website, and click on the link that says “In Your Area.” This will provide you with information about Safe Kids Coalition groups in your area, and allow you to search for a seat inspection site near you.
National Child Passenger Safety Week is sponsored annually by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You can find more information about child safety seats and vehicle safety at the NHTSA website. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has a helpful website with information about child safety seats. If you would like more information on this subject, contact Helen Taylor, Public Relations Coordinator for our firm, at 800-898-2034 or by email at Helen.Taylor@beasleyallen.com.
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