JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ad Council, and other safety advocates to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20, 2014).
The primary goal of this program is to remind all parents and other adults responsible for children traveling in motor vehicles of the importance of child safety seats and seat belts. Every year, children suffer needless injuries in traffic crashes. Preliminary statistics indicate that in 2013, 12 children under the age of eight were killed in traffic crashes, and another 1,720 were injured.
Troopers issued citations to 2,311 drivers who failed to secure children less than eight years old in a child restraint/booster seat in 2013.