Child Passenger Safety Enforcement Week

NO BOOSTER SEAT IS JUST AS DANGEROUS.

Many parents are unaware of the importance of proper use and installation of child passenger safety restraints and related laws.  Through a media campaign (together with law enforcement) the public will be educated about or made aware of the issues.  Information regarding the opportunity to seek assistance from technicians trained and certified in proper installation techniques will be available. 

In 2017, 12 children less than eight years of age were killed and 43 suffered serious injuries as occupants in motor vehicle crashes in Missouri.  Thirty-one percent of the children killed were not restrained in a car seat or safety belt.

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old in the United States.

Stats & Facts
14 Children
Younger than 8 years old were killed as occupants in motor vehicle crashes in Missouri in 2017.
72 Percent
Of child passenger safety seats are improperly installed according to NHTSA.
67 Percent
In 2017, when the driver was not buckled, 67% of children killed or seriously injured were also not restrained.
14 Percent
Of children killed or seriously injured were not restrained when the driver was buckled up.
Child Passenger Safety

Videos on YouTube

Car Seats Save Lives

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 Car Seats Save Lives

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2017 Child Passenger Safety

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2017 Child Passenger Safety

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 2017 Child Passenger Safety

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a mom and her child in front of a wrecked car

Child Passenger Note

Missouri law requires all children under eight to be in a child safety or booster seat until they are 80 lbs or 4'9" tall.

Related Campaigns

Saved By the Belt

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