“IF I ONLY KNEW” are words of anguish from a mother whose young son was killed in a car crash because he was riding in a motor vehicle restrained in an unsafe car seat.
Our continuing car seat education, distracted driving and car seat inspections initiatives at events nearly tripled the number of children properly restrained among families who participated in Los Angeles and Chicago alone.
Vehicles may be safer today but studies show that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for children and teens.
Research analyzed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital shows in the US only 1 in 4 car seats are properly installed.
Adding to the tragedy of these statistics is that many of the injuries and deaths are avoidable with the use of proper restraints such as car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.
Kids Are 1st has an opportunity and a responsibility to make an enormous difference. Safety should be drivers paramount concern; buckling up properly is not an option. Keeping our children safe is Kids Are 1st 1st concern. We distrubute child passenger safety seats to those who cannot afford one. Through our safety events, demonstrations and education we are being pro-active and are committed to motor vehicle safety for our children and teens.
Your gifts will help us save more lives and prevent injuries.