Safe Kids Wayne County is dedicated to the prevention of accidental childhood injuries. The chapter couples public outreach and awareness efforts with hands-on educational activities for children and their families. The aim of Safe Kids is to involve and educate the community in childhood safety issues. One of the main focus areas of this chapter is child passenger safety through car seat checks.
Safe Kids Brochure
Did You Know?
Injuries are the second leading cause of hospitalization and the leading cause of emergency room visits among children under age 14.
Each year, approximately 1,800 children ages 14 and under are killed as occupants in motor vehicles, and more than 280,000 are injured.
43 children, ranging in age from 2 months to 14 years, died from heatstroke or suspected heatstroke while left in cars in 2013.
500 children ages 14 and under are seen in emergency rooms for heat exhaustion in cars each year, based on annualized estimates from 2008 to 2010.
Heatstroke is the number one cause of non‐ crash, vehicle‐related death in children ages 14 and under.
The annual cost of child injury deaths in the United States is an estimated $34.5 billion (US dollars).
A correctly installed and used child safety seat reduces the risk of death by 71% for infants. However, it is estimated that the majority (approx. 82%) of children who are placed in child safety seats are improperly restrained.
Is your child’s car seat installed correctly? Call us to have your seat checked.
Avoid paying $238 for having an improperly installed car seat!
To Watch Child Car Seat Installation Videos CLICK HERE.
For more information check out Buckle Up North Carolina.
WAYNE COUNTY Safe Kids Events & Activities Safety Links
Local Health Fairs Fire & Burn Safety
Bike Rodeo Hot Car Safety (Flyer)
Child Passenger Safety Water Safety
Child Passenger Safety Week
Fire Prevention Week
Safe Kids Week
Safe Kids Wayne County
Mission statement: To eliminate accidental injury & death to children of Wayne County.
Safe Kids North Carolina
Mission statement: Safe Kids North Carolina works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children aged 19 years and younger. More than 300 grassroots coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments, and volunteers to educate and protect families.
Safe Kids USA
Safe Kids USA is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury. The organization was founded in 1987 by Children’s National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson.
For more information or to schedule a car seat check, please call Shelly Willis, Safe Kids Coordinator, (919) 735-3371 ext. 235.
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