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Texas parents might want to note this annual safety campaign


Texas residents might understandably feel overwhelmed and just flatly fatigued by the incessant onslaught of writ-large public campaigns and linked underscoring of various causes and subject matter.

Put another way: It might reasonably seem to many that there is a nationally designated day or week each year for just about everything.

Some of the spotlighting links with truly trivial and forgettable things (just insert a google search for quick confirmation of that). In other instances, though, an unquestionably important topic is emphasized.

Like this, for example: National Child Passenger Safety Week.

That subject would reasonably seem to be an instant attention getter for legions of parents with young children.

In fact, it is, and for good reason, especially for moms and dads acquainted with relevant vehicle-linked crash statistics involving toddlers and adolescents.

The numbers are both stark and numbing. A recent media report on such car crashes in Texas notes the deaths of scores of children in a recent year who were not properly restrained in an appropriate safety seat.

That is precisely what the above-cited Safety Week seeks to address and improve upon. A key strategy for doing so during the week of September 20 -26 entails the rollout of TxDOT’s “Save Me With a Seat” campaign. The central bottom line of that initiative stresses that “an alarming number of car seats are being installed and used incorrectly” and should be properly adjusted.

Safety officials stand ready to help secure that goal. Trained seat experts will be available across the state – both virtually owing to pandemic concerns and in person via a “no-contact” experience – to help parents ensure that their most precious assets are fully protected when on the road.

Full details concerning Safety Week are available on TxDOT’s website.