KMCA Donates 105 Child Car Seats To KHP


TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- The goal of Child Passenger Safety Awarenes Week is to keep kids safe on Kansas roads.

To continue to meet that goal, Kansas Motor Carriers Association donated 105 child safety seats to the Kansas Highway Patrol at a ceremony Tuesday morning.

105 seats represents 105 Kansas counties.

KHP will disperse the seats to any families who need one, in the spirit that no child's life is worth not receiving proper child safety seat education.

"When you see that it is the leading cause of death in the United States up to 14-years-old, it's important to make sure we bring awareness to it so we can try to reduce that," Major with KHP John Eichkorn said.

He said more parents are more aware of child car safety now than they were in the past. However, some parents still don't know how to properly buckle their children in, or let their kids stand up in the back seat.

Eichkorn said nothing is worse than telling a parent their child died in a car accident because they weren't buckled in.

KMCA donated different types of car seats for the different growing stages of children, all the way up until the stage before they are able to wear an adult seat belt.

KMCA and KHP have had the partnership for 14 years.

To get a car seat inspected, find an inspection station by visiting www.carseatcheck.org.


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