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Kiwanis Kids in Cars Program Presenter: Romell Cooks Regional Administrator, Region VII National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. PROGRAM OBJECTIVE Lt. Governor Raymond Handy’s Division 4, Signature Project

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Kiwanis Kids in Cars Program

Presenter: Romell Cooks

Regional Administrator, Region VII

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
  • Lt. Governor Raymond Handy’s

Division 4, Signature Project

    • Involve Division 4 Kiwanis Clubs in a program to promote child safety seat and booster seat usage.
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WHY IS THIS PROGRAM IMPORTANT?
    • More than 40% of children who die or suffer incapacitating injuries in fatal crashes are completely unrestrained.
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TRAFFIC CRASHES
    • The leading cause of death for children of every age from 5 to 14.
    • Deaths result from nonuse or improper use of child safety seats.
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FOCUS OF KIDS IN CARS
    • Children ages 4-8 years old
    • “NHTSA research shows that the lack of restraint in motor vehicles is the greatest risk to 4-8 year old passengers. Half of 4-8 year olds killed were totally unrestrained.”
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WHAT CLUBS CAN DO
    • Educate club members on the use of booster seats.
    • Encourage members to use boosters for their grandchildren 4-8 years old.
    • Include booster seat education in the Terrific Kids program.
    • Conduct surveys at schools and day cares.
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WHAT CLUBS CAN DO
    • Raise funds to buy booster seats for low income parents.
    • Work with law enforcement or child passenger safety technicians to check safety seats.
    • Pass out literature at retail locations like McDonald’s.
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WHAT CLUBS CAN DO
    • Talk to parents about the benefits of booster seats for 4-8 year olds.
    • Promote club activities with the media.
    • Include an article on booster seats in club news letters.
    • Evaluate programs and collect data for Division 4 report.
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RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO CLUBS
    • Information kits for each club.
    • Reproducible hand outs
    • NHTSA experts to work with clubs
    • Division 4 Liaison from Midtown club to help with coordination and implementation of each clubs program.
    • Commitment and support of Division 4.
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RESOURCES KIT – Left Side
    • One Minute Safety Seat Checklist.
    • Correct Child Safety Seat.
    • General Child Seat Use Information.
    • Children’s Activity page.
    • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).
    • Child Passengers and Airbags
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RESOURCES KIT – Right Side
    • Booster Seat Brochure.
    • Observational Survey Instructors and Survey Forms.
    • Evaluation Form.
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