April 6, 2019: Safety Seat Checkup Day

PROCLAMATION

  • Whereas each year in California, about 90 child passengers under the age of 15 are killed and more than 12,000 are injured in automobile collisions—the number one preventable cause of death and injury to children and young adults; and
  • Whereas crash-tested safety seats are moderately priced, widely available for purchase at retail stores, and available at low cost from safety seat distribution programs throughout California; and
  • Whereas proper restraint of small children in safety seats protects them from injury or death while being transported in a motor vehicle, yet more than 90% of child safety seats are used incorrectly; and
  • Whereas for nearly 40 years, SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. has been dedicated to protecting children from injury or death while being transported in a motor vehicle, and today in Pasadena, trained volunteers are conducting detailed inspections of the installation and use of safety seats, ascertaining if they have been recalled or need replacement parts, and demonstrating their proper use;
  • Now, Therefore I, Terry Tornek, Mayor of the City of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim April 6, 2019 in Pasadena as Safety Seat Checkup Day

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