(BPT) - Babies are measured and weighed frequently in the first few years of life so parents and pediatricians can be sure they are getting a healthy start. But as kids get older, many parents don’t know exactly how tall or heavy their children are. Knowing your child’s height and weight, and using the right car or booster seat when they travel, could save their life.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), three out of four child safety seats are improperly installed. Others say the number may be as high as 98 percent. The wide variety of child restraint systems, belt systems and passenger vehicle configurations can make the proper installation of a child’s car seat a challenge. However, incorrectly installed seats put children at risk for serious injuries.
WHEN: Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. – noon
Northwest Fire crews responded to the 4800 block of West Twin Peaks Road, south of Tangerine Road after a report of a vehicle off the roadway was called into the 9-1-1 dispatch center.
WHEN: Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This month, many Arizonans will set out for spring break road trips and head to neighboring states. Though this is a welcomed recess from school, AAA urges drivers of all ages to hit the books before hitting the road to ensure they’re aware of how traffic laws in other states differ from our own.
When Marana Mayor Ed Honea reaches the top of a ridge – often after hiking upwards of 10 miles – he takes a seat, peers out at the world below, and life falls into perspective.
One-thousand free booster seats will be available to children 5 years and older as part of TMC’s “Boost Your Booty” campaign
Name: Nancy Young Wright
On Aug. 2 a new state law requiring children under age eight to be restrained in a booster seat will take effect.
Not meeting the four foot, 10-inch height requirement, six-year-old Amy Grimes will now be sitting in a booster seat in accordance with the new state law.
Kelsey Zormeier is one of the children who will be impacted by the new booster-seat law. The five-year-old had no problem buckling up last week. The new law, which requires children between ages four and eight, goes into effect on Aug. 2.
Kelsey Zormeier buckles up in booster-seat.
Before you leave your driveway, you place your children in their car seat, click their car seat shut and seal the deal with a kiss. But despite all your cautions, is your child really safe?
Medicare event in OV Nov. 18
Garden tour at Steam Pump is Thursday, Sept. 30
Marana chamber has openings for event
William Sanders is a man of very few words. When he does talk, it's worth listening.
Thursday, Dec. 17
An educational flyer is available regarding the importance of car seats for children.
The Northwest Fire and Rescue District will offer free inspections of vehicle car seats.
In her second run for a four-year seat on the Oro Valley Town Council, local Realtor and town booster Lyra L. Done believes she represents a silent majority, a majority content with the status quo.
The second annual Marana Care Fair will be held Friday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Coyote Trail Elementary School, 8000 N. Silverbell Road.