Child Passenger Safety Week – Is Your Car Seat Properly Installed?
Did you know that statistically the most dangerous place for your child is a motor vehicle?
According to the CDC from Ages 5-19 the number one cause of death is a motor vehicle traffic. A child can be injured as a pedestrian or as a passenger. So, it is important to take precautions that ensure the safety of those in and around your motor vehicle.
The first step is to ensure the safety of those in your vehicle. This can be done by acquiring the correct type of safety seating for your child’s particular size and weight. Children under the age of four should always be in a properly installed car seat. Children aged four to eight should always be in a properly installed booster seat. Children (and adults of course) eight and up should always wear a seatbelt. The CDC provides some statistics regarding the use of safety equipment inside vehicles.
Important: Be sure to install the car and booster seats properly. Improper installation can render the safety equipment useless. Follow the instructions in the owner’s manual and if you are unsure of yourself get help from a certified child passenger safety technician. Two final tips for children inside of a vehicle. One do not seat children under 12 in front of an airbag. Two seat children in the middle of the back seat.
Our communities offer a car seat inspection, please contact the appropriate offices to book an appointment –
Boca Raton Police Department
190 SW 18th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Boynton Beach Fire-Rescue
3501 North Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
5 Countywide Fire Stations
405 Pike Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Safe Kids Worldwide
Locations vary, subject to availability
(561) 841-3500 Ext. 4012
Florida Highway Patrol
E-mail only: patbradle @ flhsmv.gov
At Shiner Law Group, we encourage our community to be safe at home, in the car and in public spaces. We’ve expanded our offices to better serve our communities with the personal injury cases, car or auto accidents, car wrecks, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, hit-and-run accidents, slip and fall or work related injuries in Lake Worth and Boynton Beach.
If you or your child has been injured in an accident, call 561-777-7700 for a FREE Case Evaluation. Our experienced attorneys are local and available 24/7.
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