This month’s newsletter was focused on Child Passenger Saftey!
Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in Georgia. Many of these deaths can be prevented by the proper use of a car or booster seat. The national statistics show that there is an average of 1,314 fatalities and 179,000 injuries each year. The improper use of car seats is a major cause of these injuries and fatalities.
Under Georgia Law, a minor child under the age of 8 shall be restrained by a seatbelt using a car seat or booster seat. The exception to this rule is when a child is traveling in a taxicab, using public transportation or if the child has a doctor’s written excuse that indicates the child has a physical or medical condition that prevents the child from being restrained while traveling in the vehicle.