Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Emphasizes the Importance of Child Safety

Johnny Londoff Chevrolet of St. Louis reminds their friends and customers of "Child Passenger Safety Week".
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Sept. 22, 2010 - PRLog -- This week (September 19-25) marks the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Child Passenger Safety Week”.  In an effort to promote and educate driving aged adults the importance of proper seat installation and protection for children, Johnny Londoff Chevrolet would like to build awareness by providing the following, eye-opening data.

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  
Phone: 314-453-1729    
Contact: Phil Ruffus

Florissant Valley Fire Protection District
645 St. Catherine Street
Florissant, MO 63031
Counties Served: St. Louis  
Hours: Please call for appointment  
Phone: 314-837-4894    
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 (
Source:Missy Jensen
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