The Hawaii State Department of Transportation: Child Passenger Safety Week

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Did you know that car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old? We need to stop that, so during national Child Passenger Safety Week, September 18– 24, parents and caregivers are urged to make sure their child safety seats and booster seats are properly installed. We also want to ensure that all of Hawaii’s keiki are secured properly in appropriate child safety seats – every trip, every time.

Though many parents and caregivers may not think child passenger safety is a major concern, we owe it our keiki to protect them.  In Hawaii, 4 children under the age of 8 have died in the last six years in motor vehicle crashes.  Although the number isn’t very high, the death of even one child is significant and totally unacceptable.  And in most cases, preventable.

To have your child safety seat checked for proper installation, please visit a child restraint inspection station.  For a list of child restraint inspection stations and free car seat safety checks, visit the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition (KIPC) website at kipchawaii.org.

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