While most parents and caregivers are confident that they have correctly installed their child’s car seat, almost half (46%), have been installed incorrectly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
It's a frightening statistic. In Bothell, parents and caregivers can reach out to Patrol Officer Jenna Shannon for help.
Shannon is nationally certified and trained as a Child Passenger Safety Technician, and she's eager to educate parents and help make sure car seats are safe and being used correctly.
As a patrol officer, Shannon often responds to vehicle crashes in Bothell. She knows first hand - that car seats make a difference.
According to the CDC, car seat use reduces the risk for injury in crashes by 71–82% for children, when compared with seat belt use alone.
If you'd like to make sure your car seat is properly installed in your vehicle and safe for your child, email Bothell Police Officer Jenna Shannon.