Cape Coral Accident Attorney: Safety Regulator Launching Care Seat Safety Campaign

by Carmen Dellutri on April 25, 2012

Fort Myers personal injury attorneyOn the heels of the tragic Cape Coral accident we discussed yesterday, it is especially important to highlight a new safety campaign that stresses the importance of child safety seats. The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently launched several new public service announcements (PSAs) and a website to encourage caregivers to learn how to select, install, and use the correct child safety seat.

As Cape Coral injury attorneys, we are pleased that the NHTSA is making car seat safety one of its top priorities. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 through 12 years old. From 2006 to 2010, 4,028 children aged 12 and younger were killed in crashes involving passenger vehicles. Another estimated 660,000 children were injured in crashes – a figure greater than the entire population of Boston, Massachusetts.

The PSAs aim to raise awareness about the importance of choosing the right child safety seat and making sure it is installed properly. The ads also promote car seat safety among parents of children up to age 12. In addition to the release of the new PSAs, the NHTSA is also launching "Parents Central," a website with tools and resources for keeping children safe in and around cars.

"Safety is our top priority for everyone on our roadways, and we're calling on parents to do everything they can to protect our most vulnerable passengers," said Secretary LaHood. "Together, the new public service announcement and website will help parents understand the differences in child safety seats, make sure they choose the right seat for their child, and properly secure them every time they get behind the wheel."

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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