(9/23/13) During national Child Passenger Safety Week, September 15 to 21, Black River Memorial Hospital received a supply of child safety seats on September 18, 2013, that will be distributed to eligible low-income expectant mothers and families.
State Patrol officers delivered the infant car seats and booster seats, which were purchased with federal funding administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
"The best way to protect children in vehicles is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way," says Charlene Galston, OB Nurse at BRMH. "Eligible mothers can obtain a voucher for the car seats by talking to their primary care provider."
For more information on determining the appropriate seat for a child and how to use it, WisDOT offers an instructional video available on its Zero In Wisconsin program's website at www.zeroinwisconsin.gov/ChildSafetySeats.