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Tempe Police Crack Down on Child Seat Use to Save Lives
Posted Date: 9/13/2012 8:00 AM

MEDIA RELEASE
Tempe Police Department
Sept 13, 2012
molly_enright@tempe.gov
480-858-6148

Tempe Police and the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety are partnering up again on this most important safety campaign.

In conjunction with national Child Passenger Safety Week, the Tempe Police Department is working in cooperation with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. We will be participating in a Child Seat/Seatbelt enforcement mobilization from Sunday, September 16th through Saturday, September 22, 2012.

Enforcement patrols will be stepped up in an attempt to increase seatbelt usage, increase the proper usage of child seats, and ultimately reduce the number of injuries and deaths from motor vehicle collisions.

Did you know?
• Child safety seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71% for infants, and by 54% for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years.
• Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 1 to 14.
• In the United States during 2009, 1,314 children ages 14 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and approximately 179,000 were injured according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
• Proper use of child restraints and regular seat belt use is the most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
• As of August 2, 2012, children in Arizona under the age of 5 must be properly restrained in a car seat and children between the age of 5 and under the age of 8 who are less than 4’9’’ tall, must be in a proper child restraint system.

Remember to Buckle Up Arizona…No Excuses.   Thank you for helping Tempe Police keep kids safe!