In a study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for ages three to 14. In 2008, children ages 14-and-younger accounted for roughly 4 percent (1,347) of the approximately 37,000 traffic fatalities nationally.
To further emphasize the point of child passenger safety, a recent 2007 study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide stated that 84 percent of parents use and install car seats incorrectly. As a rule of thumb, the organization suggests that all children under the age of 13 should ride in the backseat to maximize their safety.
On Saturday, September 25, there will be several locations in the St. Louis metro-area that will take part in “National Seat Check Saturday”. These coordinated events will offer parents and caregivers a chance to get a child safety seat inspection for their vehicle and learn child passenger safety tips from experts onsite.
As part of the effort to ensure the safety of your child, Johnny Londoff Chevrolet would like provide you with a listing of three convenient, St. Louis-area locations.
These three sites will be available to provide child safety seat inspections. All inspections are by appointment only.
Missouri Department of Transportation
1590 Woodlake Dr.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Counties Served: St.Louis City, Jefferson, Franklin, and St. Charles
Contact: Phil Ruffus
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District
645 St. Catherine Street
Florissant, MO 63031
Counties Served: St. Louis
Hours: Please call for appointment
Contact: Stephen Tuley
Afton Fire Protection District
9282 Gravois Road
Afton, MO 63123
Counties Served: Afton
Phone: 314-631-1803 x 3
Contact: Mark Bryant
For additional information locally, the Missouri Department of Transportation (@MoDOT) will host an online “Twitter Party” on Thursday, September 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. In any event that you miss the party, Johnny Londoff Chevrolet offers this quick pointer: easily search car safety tips and advice on Twitter by using the hashtag “#SaveMoKids”
For additional locations in the St. Louis-area and more information, please view the NHTSA “Child Passenger Safety” site (http://www.nhtsa.gov/