Monday, January 31, 2011
Give Your Child a Boost!
I believe that student safety is my most important job at Sioux Trail. Here is a message from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety about keeping student safe outside of school - in the car.
Many parents may not be aware that a vehicle is the most dangerous place for your child to be. In fact, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for Minnesota children.
That’s why it is critical children use booster seats, which are required by law.
Boosters are for children starting around age 4. Under Minnesota law, children must not ride in just a seat belt until they are age 8 or 4 feet 9 inches tall — whichever comes first. It is recommended to keep a child in a booster based on their height, rather than their age.
Boosters are seat lifts that raise a child up so a seat belt fits properly. A sign a belt does not fit properly is if it rubs against a child’s neck, or if the child tucks the belt behind their back — this is unsafe and illegal.