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Legislation #: 130709 Introduction Date: 9/12/2013
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Title: Declaring September 15-21, 2013 as Child Passenger Safety Week.

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9/12/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/12/2013 Adopted

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Declaring September 15-21, 2013 as Child Passenger Safety Week.

  WHEREAS, keeping children safe is the responsibility of all parents and caregivers; and   


WHEREAS, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 to 13; and


WHEREAS, research shows car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury for infants by 71% and by 54% for toddlers in cars and by 58% and 59% for infants and toddlers in SUV’s, pickups and vans; and


WHEREAS, laws were enacted in all 50 states to require the use of car seats for children traveling in a motor vehicle and to make certain children progress to the next safety restraint at the appropriate time; and 


WHEREAS, hands on inspections are imperative to make certain children are buckled up properly at all times; and


WHEREAS, certified child passenger safety technicians are available at the Safety & Health Council of Western MO & KS to educate parents and caregivers on proper safety guidelines and provide car seat inspections to assure safe travel for all children in our community; and


WHEREAS, helping children and their parents to develop the habit of buckling up 100% of the time is one of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of injury for all who travel on the roadways; NOW, THEREFORE,




That the Mayor and Council hereby declare September 15-21, 2013, as Child Passenger Safety Week; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Kathy Zents, Safety & Health Council of Western MO & KS with the Mayor and Council urging everyone to become informed on the proper use of car seats to help reduce injuries and tragic loss by buckling up themselves and their children, every trip, every time.