September 12 through 19 marks Child Passenger Safety Week and Upper Allen Township Police Department would like to invite all parents and caregivers to make their children safer with our help. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children of every age from 3 to 14 years old. This year’s child passenger safety week theme is “Pennsylvania’s Life-Saving Team.” This team includes law enforcement agencies (including Upper Allen Township PD), medical professionals, community organizations, car seat loan programs and fitting stations. This “Team” is thankfully making a difference and their success can be seen in the reduced number of fatalities involving children. According to NHTSA, over the period of 1975 to 2007, 8,709 lives were saved by child restraints.
Our department has a number of Child Passenger Safety Technicians who will be more than happy to educate you and assist you in installing your child safety seat. Call us today to set up an appointment- let’s make buckling up a life-long and life-saving habit!
Additional information about Child Passenger Safety can be found at:
Traffic Injury Prevention Project- www.pakidstravelsafe.org
American Academy of Pediatrics, PA Chapter – www.paaap.org
NHTSA – www.nhtsa.dot.gov
Drive Safe PA – www.drivesafePA.org
Safe Kids USA – www.usa.safekids.org