As of January 1, 2015, children five years old and younger in Florida are required to be secured by child seat restraints when traveling in a motor vehicle. FDOT teamed up with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital- Safe Kids Greater Tampa to distribute booster seats to families. Over 100 booster seats were given away, and ten technicians, university volunteers, and resource center staff participated.
What does it mean to properly provide protection using a child restraint? There is a plethora of information on the subject of using child restraints, some including age and weight figures. These are recommendations from professionals on the best, safest way to protect your child, but what will law enforcement use? To properly use a child restraint, read the labels and manual on your child’s restraint and use it according to the manufacturer’s requirements for that seat.
For more information, go to www.floridaoprc.ce.ufl.edu
We’d also like to give a special thanks to our Safe Kids volunteers!