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According to the National Safety Council, 608 children under age 13 died in traffic crashes in 2019; 206 were unrestrained, and many others were inadequately restrained at the time of the crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers in passenger cars.
Car Seat Basics is an introductory e-learning course for parents and caregivers, people who transport children and anyone interested in learning more about child passenger safety. The course helps participants understand the four stages of child passenger safety.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency is partnering with the National Safety Council (NSC) to offer the 1-hour Car Seat Basics e-learning. This e-learning, helps parents learn how to properly use their child’s car seat. The Car Seat Basics e-learning, developed through NSC’s work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helps parents learn how to properly transport their child from birth to pre-teen age. Parents have the option of completing the entire training or individual modules including an overview, rear-facing and forward-facing car seat use as well as booster seat and seat belt use.
“Making sure our children are properly restrained in their car seats is one of the most effective ways to keep them safe while on the road,” said Bellone. “This free course will not only save young lives, but it will also educate parents on how to keep their kids safe in the car, during all stages of life.”
This e-learning takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. Participants have the option to complete the entire training or a section on a specific stage.
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we focus on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death so people can live their fullest lives. We focus our efforts where we can make the greatest impact: workplace, roadway and impairment.