Child Passenger Safety is a 24/7/365 Job

Surprised PosterFor one week, Child Passenger Safety was on everyone’s mind! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council combined to make an all-out effort to get the message out: parents and other caregivers need to make the right choices regarding child safety car seats…and resources are available…help is available.

But one week is not enough time to get the message out to all who need to hear it. Child passenger safety, when it comes to choosing the right car seat, installing it properly, and making sure it that it is appropriately latched, is an issue that requires addressing 24 hours a day/ 7days a week/ 365 days a year.

To that end, the message has to continue. Everyone you know who transports young children needs to know that free help is available for the purpose of making sure that they are choosing safe car seats and using them properly.

On Twitter: Any child passenger safety questions will be answered by an actual safety expert. Go to the @ChildSeatSafety account on Twitter.

On Facebook: The page at is the place for parents to learn about the LATCH program, location of inspection offices, and any other up-to-date information from NHTSA.

On the Website: Created by the Ad Council, in conjunction with NHTSA, is a website for parents to go to in order to be able to view instructional videos, locate inspection stations, and take a fun quiz to make sure you have the correct information regarding child passenger safety.

The more caregivers who become aware of, and utilize this information, the more childrens’ lives we save.

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About the Author

I am a former New Yorker, a new resident of Georgia, and I have three daughters, four stepsons, and six grandchildren. I’ve had a career as a musician/entertainer and educator, and have now focused my attention on this cause, which I find to be of utmost value to moms, dads, and other caregivers of children. It feels good to be able to contribute to keeping kids healthy and safe.


4 Responses to “Child Passenger Safety is a 24/7/365 Job”

  1. I just became a fan on facebook, thanks!
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  2. Kyle: PA Lemon Laws says:

    You make a really good point. Everyone must be continually vigilant regarding child safety, especially with child safety seats. What many may think is something very easy to understand and install can sometimes be much more complex than expected. Unfortunately sometimes the results can be tragic. I think everyone, regardless of family status, should be thoughtful of the safety of young passengers in our cars.

  3. Wow! This is fantastic information and the picture is so adorable!! Wherever did you find it??? So cute. Thanks for sharing these awesome resources.


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