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Public Safety If you have an Emergency Call 9-1-1 Seatbelts Saves Lives Click It or Ticket signs are posted This misuse places children at a safely restrain children of all ages 8. Under the current law children along the highways and freeways tremendous and unnecessary risk and weights, in the vehicle. must be in a belt positioning booster that remind us seatbelts save lives. when traveling. Many parents There are three stages to proper car until they reach age 8 or they are In fact according to recent studies, and caregivers also move their seat use. They are: four feet nine inches tall. Use a seatbelts save approximately 12,000 children up to the next restraint belt-positioning if the vehicle lives annually. Sadly, the number type too soon. That’s why hands-on Rear Facing Infant or Rear has lap/shoulder belts in the back of unbuckled motorists is killing inspections and instruction are so Facing Convertible Seat Under seat. For those who have newer Native Americans, as 2 out of important. Parents and caregivers age one: Always face the baby vehicles with air bags, it is highly every 3 Native American passenger need to make certain they and their to the rear of the vehicle. Small, recommended that a child aged 12 vehicle occupants killed in a average kids are buckled up properly on infant-only car seats always face and under, remain in the back seat. year were not buckled up at the time every trip, every time. Proper use the rear. Convertible car seats The powerful force of an air bag of the crash. As adults we must of car seats, booster seats, and seat face the rear for children up to 22 (approximately 200 miles per hour), not just worry about our safety, belts will help reduce the number - 35 pounds. Over age one: Can is very dangerous when sitting close but the safety of our children and of deaths and injuries occurring on continue rear-facing if the child is to it. grandchildren. America’s roadways. under the maximum weight limit of your child car seat. If your child is not properly Every year, thousands of children Child car seat safety is a number one Forward Facing Seat with restrained in the vehicle, the chances are tragically injured or killed in concern amongst parents and law Harness A child uses a forward of him/her sustaining possible motor vehicle traffc crashes. In enforcement offcials everywhere. facing car seat with shoulder life-threatening injuries from an fact, motor vehicle crashes are the The Chehalis Tribal Police, in harness up to 40 pounds; this may accident are greater than if the child leading cause of death in the United conjunction with the National be a convertible car seat, a forward is restrained. States for children ages 1 to 13. Highway Traffc Safety facing car seat, or a built-in seat. Sadly, most kids are not as secure Administration (NHTSA) offer Drive Safe and in cars as they should be because tips, training, and car seat safety Booster Seat with Lap/Shoulder Have a Great and Safe their car seats are not being properly clinics designed to inform parents Belts Safety belts do not ft children Summer! used, according to a NHTSA study. and guardians of the proper ways to correctly until approximately age Program Looking for Volunteers Drivers Think Safety Are you looking for a fun & meaningful way to serve your community? First to Protect Children at Bus Stop Meet an hour per week with a child in our tribal community. Help them with their With school beginning drivers should homework, listen to their stories, create something, or just hang out and play a game be aware. What is the most dangerous part of the school bus ride? The bus stop! Children are at greatest risk It’s the time you spend together that make all the difference. when they are getting on or off the school bus. Become easily distracted and may start across the street without To become a Big Brother or Big warning. Sister today visit our website or call Tribal Partnership „ Don’t understand the danger of Coordinator, Cindy Medina at moving vehicles. 360-628-7120. „ Can’t judge vehicle speed or distance. Feel free to visit at my offce „ May be blocked from view by the located at the bus. Community Center When a school bus is stopped and red lights are fashing vehicles all lanes of traffc must stop at least 20 feet before reaching the school bus allowing children to arrive safely.    Page 9
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