Four County Career Center senior Law Enforcement & Security Tactics students have partnered with local law enforcement officers from the four county area to communicate a safety message to their communities regarding the Ohio Child Restraint Laws. According to the Ohio law, if your child is four years or younger and weighs less than forty pounds or just one of those categories, then they are required to have the child properly secured in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions in a child restraint system that meets federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2012 states that lives were saved by restraint use. According to their statistics, the use of seatbelts in passenger vehicles saved 12,174 lives, 284 of those lives were children four and under who were saved by child restraints (lap and shoulder belts and car seats). The Law Enforcement students would like to see those numbers increase by encouraging every person to take the time to clip that seatbelt on, especially for young children, and make it home safely.
Shown above are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Law Enforcement students Donna Jodry (Stryker); Jacob Hancock (Stryker); and Destiny Cocke (Tinora) with Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller discussing this important message on how to keep young children safe while riding in a vehicle. Kevin Thomas, Law Enforcement & Security Tactics instructor, assisted the students in coordinating this important project.
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