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The Northeast Pennsylvania Child Passenger Safety Taskforce’s “Safe Ride Program” is requesting donations from the community to help develop a fund to purchase car seats in NEPA.
Dunmore: The Northeast Pennsylvania Child Passenger Safety Taskforce’s “Safe Ride Program” is requesting donations from the community to help develop a fund to purchase car seats in NEPA.  These car seats will be donated by referrals from hospitals, police or social service agencies to children and their families who need and can’t afford them. Some car seats can cost $50 and up.  This may be difficult for some families especially with multiple children.
 
A new car seat is the safest way to protect a child. Used car seats could be damaged or just be too old to work properly.  All car seats will be given with instruction of proper use from a car seat technician or given at a local fitting station.  According to NHTSA in 2006 child restraints saved an estimated 425 lives of children under the age of 5.  If use had been 100% another 96 lives could have been saved.
 
Question about the program can be directed to Cathy Connors, NE Coordinator of the Traffic Injury Prevention Project, at 570 471-3026 or cconnors@paaap.org .
 

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