Jamestown Police, Silvercreek Township Fire & EMS, and Greeneview Schools partnered to distribute Car Seat and Booster Seat information in an awareness campaign because we care for all kids like they are our own.
Research shows that 52% of all accidents occur within 5 miles of home and 77% within fifteen miles of home. Seat belts are important life saving devices, even if you are only going a short distance. Child restraint is the law in Ohio; learn more HERE.
Car & Booster Seat Effectiveness Data according to the CDC:
Booster seat use reduces the risk for serious injury by 45% for children aged 4–8 years when compared with seat belt use alone.
Car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%; and to toddlers (aged 1–4 years) by 54% in passenger vehicles.
For older children and adults, seat belt use reduces the risk for death and serious injury by approximately half.
Restraint use among young children often depends upon the driver’s seat belt use. Almost 40% of children riding with unbelted drivers were themselves unrestrained.
Child restraint systems are often used incorrectly. An estimated 46% of car and booster seats (59% of car seats and 20% of booster seats) are misused in a way that could reduce their effectiveness.
Of the children ages 12 years and younger who died in a crash in 2015 (for which restraint use was known), 35% were not buckled up. Many of these deaths were preventable.
Additional Information on Car Seat Safety and proper fitting and sizing can be found at https://www.safekids.org/car-seat.
The Ohio law on car seats and booster seats can be found at https://www.odh.ohio.gov/health/vipp/cps/Child%20Passenger%20Safety%20Law.aspx.