This is National Child Passenger Safety Week and September 21st has been designated as National Seat Check Saturday. If you have children who use car seats, this is a good opportunity to visit a child safety seat inspection station and have a certified technician inspect your car seat to make sure it is properly installed. It’s also a chance to get hands-on advice at no cost.
Here is a list of safety check locations, searchable by state: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm
You can also click on the logo below for some helpful information about which car seat you should use and other child passenger safety tips.
Please share this information with parents you know. Thanks and have a good day!
It’s been a hot summer and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is making a push to remind parents not to leave their little ones in the car.
You may think it’s second nature to get your child out of the back seat but every year children are left in hot cars and sadly, some die as a result.
Click on the ‘Where’s Baby?’ photo to check out some helpful information for parents and anyone who’s in a line of work that involves interaction with parents.
Click here for brochure and poster downloads that you can print out or share electronically.
Please help spread the word about the danger of leaving children in cars. The consequences can be deadly, but they are also very preventable. Look before you lock.
Part of my job is to let people know the importance of paying attention and being cautious when driving through highway work zones. This morning, I’d like to take a few moments to let you know this is National Work Zone Awareness Week.
This post is just a quick reminder to put down your cell phone and reduce your speed when driving through a work zone. People are working just a few feet away from where you’re driving, so please respect their lives by giving the road your full attention and slowing down.
At the same time, these reminders are put out there to help you, the driver. Most of the fatalities that occur in work zones are drivers or passengers in vehicles. The speed limit signs and the distracted driving laws are there for your safety, too. Here’s an interview I did, talking about this part of the safety equation: http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/IDOT-clearing-up-misconceptions-in-work-zone-safety-149310275.html
Thank you very much for helping to keep the roads safe for everyone!