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Child Passenger Safety Week

Phoenix, Arizona Personal Injury Attorney — Melanie Beauchamp

While we are on the subject of child safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission (NHTSC) has announced September 19-25, 2010 “Children Passenger Safety Week.” Just click on the link below and type in your zip code. It will then show the Arizona locations nearest you where you can go to make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed.

http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/FindFitting.cfm

A few of the Phoenix, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona locations are listed below:

Phoenix Police Dept. Child Safety Seat Hotline Program
620 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602- 534-TOTS (8687)
Contact: Ross Taylor
Hours: Call for appointment

Maricopa Medical Center – Toddler Car Seat Program
2601 E. Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 602-344-5364
Contact: Tiffiny Strever
Hours: Call for appointment

Scottsdale Police Department
3700 N. 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 312-2496
Contact: Tim Wattier
Hours: Call for appointment

Scottsdale Fire Department
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-312-2229
Counties Served: Arizona, Maricopa, and Pima
Hours: Call for appointment

Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities

If you’re wondering why Child Safety Week is so important, all you need to know is the number of child fatalities in Arizona.

According to the Arizona Child Fatality Review Program of 2009:

— Eighty-two children died as a result of a motor vehicle crash, accounting for eight percent of child fatalities for that year.

— Thirty-eight percent of these children were not properly restrained.

So jot down the dates for “Child Passenger Safety Week” and make sure your child’s car seat is properly installed — and, don’t forget to use it!