A child safety seat inspection and installation fair would be held this coming Sunday, June 25th. This event would all be part of the campaign towards the reduction of fatalities among children. Three groups have joined forces so as to make this event a reality. These groups comprise of the State of Indiana, the 21st Century Insurance, and the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving. The latter is actually a division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. This big event would be held at the Wal-Mart located in Fort Wayne and it would start at 11 in the morning and end at one in the afternoon.
If you travel to the state of Indiana, you would know that there is a strict rule for child safety seats. Under various programs promoting such, children who are actually eight years old and below should still be restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat. On the other hand, if you do have children who are aged 16 and below, they still must be properly restrained, not in booster seats, but in a child restraint system or seatbelt. It does not matter where the child is seating. What is important is that they are properly restrained in their seats.
This kind of event is indeed very beneficial for the driving public, especially to those drivers who have children as their passengers. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that vehicular crashes are actually the leading cause of death of children who are two years old. Vehicular crashes are also the leading cause of death among people aged four years old to 34 years old. Moreover, upon investigation, more than 80 percent of the child safety seats in such accidents have been found out to be improperly installed.
During the child safety seat inspection and installation fair this Sunday, safety technicians would be part of the event. They would be inspecting and checking the child safety seats of those who will be attending. If necessary, they would also replace and put in new ones. The 21st Century Insurance has donated new child safety seats for the benefit of the said event.