(KFVS) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other safety advocates for National Child Safety Passenger Week September 18 through 24.
The State Highway Patrol says the primary goal of this program is to remind all parents and other adults responsible for children traveling in cars the importance of child safety seats and seat belts. The patrol says every year children suffer needless injuries. In 2010, eight children under the age of eight were killed in a traffic crash and another 1,630 were injured.
Troopers issued citations to 2,130 drivers who failed to secure children less than eight years old in a child restraint/booster seat in 2010.