|Every year children sustain injuries from car accidents because of improper car seat installation. Last Saturday, hundreds of families with small children attended the annual SHOW ME Safety Fair to ensure that the car seats in their vehicles were safely secured.
|Sergeant Al Nothum from MO Highway Patrol explains to families how the Seat Belt Convincer works at the Safety Fair.
MoDOT, along with the Missouri Coalition for Safety, hosted the fair to raise safety and health awareness in the north county St. Louis community.
During the safety fair MoDOT and its community partners educated drivers on the importance of buckling up, the use of bike helmets, household safety, and health and wellness. Along with safety tips and education, families received free refreshments, bike helmets, health screening, and giveaways.
“This is the type of event that benefits the community in a huge way. It gives us the chance to educate the public and it also brings the Police, Fire Department and other local agencies closer to the community,” said Sergeant Al Nothum, Missouri Highway Patrol.
This fair is part of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety’s initiative to reduce the number of roadway fatalities in Missouri using education and outreach, and as part of a continued effort to increase the percentage of child safety seat usage in households through demonstration and car seat checks.
Additional sponsors for the event included Kohl's 4 Kids and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.