September 15-19, 2014 is Child Passenger Safety Week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in coordination with various organizations and law enforcement, launched the child passenger safety campaign in an effort to make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing their children in the right car restraint system for their age and size.
The Lake Havasu City Police Department will begin the 2014 campaign by hosting a safety seat inspection, open to the public, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the police department, located at 2360 McCulloch Blvd. N. This will be an opportunity for parents and caregivers to obtain information and learn about NHTSA’s car seat recommendations for children 0-12 years of age.
During the week of September 15-19, 2014 the Lake Havasu City Police Department will also have officers assigned to traffic enforcement and education with their primary focus on child passenger safety.
According to the Center for Disease Control National Center for Health Statistics, 2010 report, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 1 through 12 years old. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also reported that 3 out of 4 children are not as secure in the car as they should be because their car seats are not being used correctly.
Additional information and safety tips can be obtained by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov or the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety website at www.azgohs.gov