February 25, 2017
From Mesa to Avondale to Phoenix, certified child passenger safety technicians will work one-on-one with families to educate and offer peace of mind during the Safe Kids Maricopa County (SKMC) 22nd annual Car Seat Event on Feb. 25th.
According to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, car seats are used incorrectly up to 90 percent of the time. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, children 14 and younger accounted for 44 fatalities and 3,631 injuries in motor vehicle crashes in 2012.
While car crashes remain one of the leading causes of death for children, a study released by Safe Kids Worldwide reveals some alarming information, including:
- 25 percent of parents say they’ve driven with their children unrestrained. Men are slightly more likely to skip installing or using child restraints than women.
- 34 percent of parents with household incomes of $100,000 or more say it’s okay to leave kids unrestrained for short trips compared to 15 percent of parents making less than $35,000.
- 23 percent of parents under the age of 30 say it’s okay to ride with an unrestrained child while traveling overnight compared to 13 percent of parents over the age of 30.
WEST– First Southern Baptist Church Avondale
1001 N Central Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323
EAST– Target Gilbert & Southern
1135 S. Gilbert Rd, Mesa AZ 85204
CENTRAL– Bethany Bible Church
6060 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013