Car seats can be such a pain.
I feel like there should be some kind of award for getting a kid successfully buckled in. Throw in the Canadian winter and bulky snowsuits, and the stress can be intense! We seriously avoided leaving the house for almost seven years during the winter!
We’ve come a long way in terms of car seat safety, but according to these stats, we still have a long way to go!
1. Motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of death by preventable injury for Canadian children between the ages of one and nine (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2008).
2. Misuse rates range from 44% to 81% for car seats, and 30% to 50% for booster seats (Canadian Paediatric Society, 2008).
3. According to the Canadian Paediatric Society (2008), when used correctly, child seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% and risk of serious injury by 67%. Using a booster seat instead of just a seat belt alone is a reduction of 59% in injury risk.
This VLOG is one of three we will be sharing brought to you by Peterborough Public Health and sponsored by Steve’s Auto. Feel free to give Steve’s Auto Facebook page a like (CLICK HERE TO LIKE), they deserve it! Without them we couldn’t have produced these important videos!
The Peterborough and Area Car Seat Partnership (PACSP) is a community group with members from local agencies*. It began in 2012. The goal of the group is to provide public awareness, education to groups and individuals, create opportunities for inspection through clinics or one on one, and make car seat information accessible.
*Partners include: Peterborough Public Health, Peterborough Police Service and Auxiliary, Peterborough Fire Services, Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, Peterborough Family Resource Centre, Peterborough Paramedics, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, The Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada, Smith-Ennismore Community Police and Five Counties.
Watch this VLOG (watch time under 5 minutes) about rear facing car seats and the danger of snowsuits in car seats.
We will have two more videos coming up, one which focuses on forward facing car seats and the other on bucket and booster seats. Stay tuned for the other videos.
Car Seat Safety: Rear Facing CarseatsWinter is here, which means snowsuits for the kids. Car seats can be a nightmare, how do you know if they are installed properly? This is the first of three videos we are releasing from Peterborough Public Health to help answer any questions you might have about car seat safety. The first video focuses on rear facing seats. Thanks so much to our sponsor Steve’s Auto for funding this project and allowing us to get the information out. The next video will be released next Tuesday.
Posted by Michelle Ferreri on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
TO WATCH THE SECOND VIDEO ON FORWARD FACING CAR SEATS AND WHEN IT IS SAFE FOR CHILDREN TO TURN AROUND WATCH HERE (WATCH TIME 4 MINUTES)
If you’d like more information on car seat safety, here are some great links: