By Outer Banks Voice on September 19, 2021
Do you know how to properly use and install your child’s car seat? Is the car seat already installed? Is it installed correctly? If you’re not sure, contact the KDH Police or Fire Department and let their certified staff members assist you. Even if you’ve had your child’s car seat inspected before, it never hurts to have a refresher!
(Non-emergency office hours are M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4506 Eagle Riders recently gave a monetary donation to the KDH Police Department for the purchase of child safety seats. This will allow the police department to provide safe car seats to parents when theirs have been damaged in a car crash.
𝗔 𝗳𝗲𝘄 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗔𝗱𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:
𝐼𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑠, 𝑐𝑎𝑟 𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑓𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑖𝑛𝑗𝑢𝑟𝑦 𝑏𝑦 71% 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑦 54% 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑑𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑠. 𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑑𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑙𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑐𝑘𝑠, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 58% 𝑎𝑛𝑑 59%, 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑦.
𝑀𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑’𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑟 𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑡, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑠 (46%), 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑙𝑦.