Farmington Hills, MI (February 13, 2007)--- This week, National Child Passenger Safety Week, is a great time for parents to review child car safety. Just like seat belts, car seats can save lives. However, proper installation is vital for saving your little ones.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approximately 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. However, automobile crashes are still the number 1 killer of children ages 4-14 in America. Candice Templin, R.N., Manager of Maternal Child Health at Botsford Hospital says, “Many times the death is caused by improper use or non-use of child safety seats. There isn’t a specific seat that is the best or safest, however fitting the seat to your child’s size, having it installed correctly and using it properly every time you are in the vehicle will make the seat the best and safest for your child.
For help installing your car safety seat, call 866-seatcheck or visit www.seatcheck.org.
Child Passenger Safety Tips from Candice Templin, R.N.
Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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