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Car Seat Mini-Grant Program is Protecting Children in North Georgia


February 03, 2020

GEORGIA- The North Georgia Health District received a grant for 2020 that will be used to provide car seats to children in the region’s six counties. The program is funded by the Georgia Department of Public Health.*

Health departments in Pickens, Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Cherokee, and Fannin will work with eligible families to provide car seats to those in need. The program has shown success since it began in 2007. According to estimates, more than 300 children were saved from severe injuries or death because of car seats that were provided by the program. The county health departments will be working with Emergency Medical Services, fire departments, and law enforcement to educate families on the need for, and the correct way to use car seats. Additional counties throughout the state offer similar services to those in need. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that car seats are capable of lowering the risk of infant death in a car crash by 71 percent in infant and 54 percent in children between one and four. In children between the ages of one and four, proper child restraints lower fatality rates by more than half. Sadly, about 75 percent of people fail to use car seats properly. The result of not using child restraints as intended is a reduction in their effectiveness. Parents and caregivers can look to education campaigns, law enforcement officers, and fire departments to locate information and resources that can teach how to  properly install and use child safety seats.

In 2017, 675 children were tragically killed in motor vehicle accidents and 35 percent of those children were not buckled up. Child restraints and following the rules of the road are the best way to protect these young passengers.

It is well documented that most accidents can be prevented with a little extra care and safety education.  Since 1984, Montlick & Associates has been dedicated to keeping children and families safe on the roadway.  Our commitment runs deep through our extensive, award-winning public service programs that provide people the information they need to avoid injuries.  To learn about our Don't Drink and Drive Campaign, Child Passenger Safety Programs, Booster Seat Campaign and much more, visit montlick.com and click on “community service,” or simply click here. You can also learn more about one of our newest driver and passenger safety programs by visiting iridesafe.com.

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Source:https://gilmer.fetchyournews.com/2020/01/29/health-departments-in-north-georgia-awarded-car-seat-mini-grant/ and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/child_passenger_safety/cps-factsheet.html

Category: Auto Accidents

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