The Glendale car accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. were glad to hear more and more people in Arizona have been using car seats for their children and paying attention to whether or not they are installed correctly. Also, adult drivers and passengers are using safety devices more and more. This is based on the statistics from Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) wherein it was reported that there was a slight increase in the number of drivers and passengers using safety devices in 2010 as compared to 2009.
On Friday morning, October 14, the third annual Arrowhead Ranch Car Seat Checkup was conducted at Arrowhead Ranch Plaza in Glendale. The inspection was conducted by the Glendale Fire Department, Arrowhead Ranch Plaza, Safe Kids Maricopa County and Sanderson Ford. The project aimed to help and educate parents on the proper use of safety seats for their children as well as to make sure that the seats were properly installed.
Arizona Safety Devices Usage
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), among those who were involved in motor vehicle accidents and were using safety devices during the time of the crash, only 189 drivers and passengers were killed and 39,905 were injured in 2010.
Arizona Child Safety Seats Law
Child safety requirements depend on age, height, and weight. Unlike the majority of states in the country, Arizona’s child restraint laws are less stringent. According to ARS 28-907, transporting a child age 5 and under is not allowed unless he or she is properly restrained. Other states have much more strict laws when it comes to transporting children in safety devices.
Contact an Experienced Glendale Car Accident Attorney
Having your child use a safety device or car seat is very important; however, there are still many children who are hurt in serious car accidents, such as rollovers, even when they are using some sort of child restraint. We have handled many cases where children have been in a car seat or have their seatbelt on and unfortunately they are still seriously injured. Fatal child accidents are the most devastating to all involved. If you have questions on a car accident claim, call for a free consultation Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at (602) 457-6222. You can also follow us on our Arizona Law Team Twitter account for news and other topics of interest.