Take Off Puffy Coats Before Using Child Safety Seat

Take Off Puffy Coats Before Using Child Safety Seat


SUPPORTERS SAY THE MARCH IS FOR PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO FEEL LIKE THEY DON’T HAVE A VOICE. CDOT HAS AN IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR PARENTS. MAKE SURE TO TAKE OFF THOSE BULKY WINTER COATS OFF OF YOUR KIDS BEFORE YOU PUT THEM INTO THE CAR SEE. THEY SAY IT SHOULD NOT BE WORN UNDER THE HARNESS OF THE SEATS. JAMIE LEARY JOINS US NOW. THIS WARNING IS IN THE NAME OF SAFETY. THERE ARE MANY ASPECTS TO CAR SEAT SAFETY. ONE OF THE LESSER-KNOWN ASPECTS HAS TO DO WITH COMFY COATS. SOME MATERIAL IS THICK BUT UPON IMPACT, THEY CAN COMPRESS WHICH MAKES THESE STRAPS JUST A LITTLE TOO LOOSE TO BE EFFECTIVE. CRASH TEST DUMMY STRAPPED TIGHT IN A CAR SEAT STILL GOES FLYING FORWARD ON IMPACT. WHAT WENT WRONG? YOU GET A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY. YOU HAVE ABOUT 1 INCH OF MOVEMENT. TROOPER KEN SUTHERLAND OVERSEES CAR SEATS, COLORADO. HE KNOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF CARSEY SAFETY ON A PERSONAL LEVEL. AS A CHILD, HE WAS NEARLY KILLED IN A HORRIFIC CAR ACCIDENT. I WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT. Reporter: HIS INJURIES WERE SEVERE. I HAD GLASS PULLED OUT OF MY HEAD. THEY WERE TRYING TO SET MY ORBITAL SOCKETS BACK IN PLACE. HIS PERSONAL STORY AND THE ACCIDENTS HE SEES SERVE AS A REMINDER TO CONTINUE EDUCATING ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN. WITH THESE LITTLE BABIES, THEY DON’T HAVE THE SUPPORT OR THE MUSCLES TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES. WHEN THEY ARE IMPACTED, THEY GO FORWARD. THE HARNESS IS SEPARATE AND THEY CAN LITERALLY COME OUT. Reporter: EXPERTS RECOMMEND A TEST. PUT YOUR CHILD IN A CAR SEAT WITH THEIR QUOTE OFF — COAT OFF AND THEN DO IT AGAIN WITH — COAT ON AND THEN DO IT AGAIN WITH THEIR QUOTE OFF. — COAT OFF. YOUR CHILDREN ARE THE MOST PRECIOUS THING YOU WILL EVER HAVE IN YOUR LIFE. TAKE THE TIME OUT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SECURED CORRECTLY. EXPERTS HAVE FOUND THREE OUT OF FOUR CAR SEATS, THEY WERE NOT PROPERLY HOOKED UP OR THE CHILD WAS NOT PROPERLY RESTRAINED. CDOT HAS SAID THAT 27 CHILDREN HAVE DIED BECAUSE OF THIS.

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