Boost ‘Til 8: Kyle’s Story
More children ages 6-14 die each year from traffic crashes than from anything else. Even more startling: more than half of the children between ages 4-7 who die in crashes are buckled in seat belts — not booster seats, which are designed to protect these youngsters. Seat belts alone do not adequately protect children under age 8 or those who are shorter than 4’9”. It’s a law in Utah that children that fall into these groups must be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat when traveling in a car.
The “Boost ‘Til 8” program recently launched a brand-new educational video aimed at educating moms, dads and all those who come in contact with children on the importance of booster seats. In this video, you’ll meet Kyle Sorenson and his family. The events of a summer evening in 2004 turned a routine car ride into a life-altering tragedy. Kyle, his family and the organizations behind Boost ‘Til 8 hope this video can generate awareness on the importance of booster seats, increase usage of booster seats and ultimately, help save lives. The main message we are trying to convey is that booster seats can be the key to preventing tragedies. You can view this video, as well as ‘share’ or download it, at http://boosttil8.org.
BoostTil8.org website resources for parents:
· Child safety seat proper fit guidelines
· The Safety Belt Fit Test
· Answers to frequently asked questions
· List of fitting stations — a Certified Passenger Safety Technician in a location near you (throughout Utah!) can evaluate what seat is the best fit for your child.
This post is from: Zero Fatalities A Goal We Can All Live With