A Texas conference dedicated to child passenger safety was held in Richardson, Texas, July 10–12, highlighting the enormous strides made in the last 25 years to protect children who ride in safety seats. But it also revealed how much more work needs to be done.
A majority of children who ride in child safety seats — some estimates show as much as 80 percent — are not properly restrained. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a child is involved in a crash every 33 seconds.
Sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and organized by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, the 2017 Texas Child Passenger Safety Conference was attended by safety advocates, health care professionals, law enforcement officers, and about a dozen seat manufacturers. But the main group of attendees was an army of child passenger safety technicians and instructors (CPSTIs). | Read More
View the program for the 2017 Texas Child Passenger Safety Conference.
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