San Diego County will distribute total of 1,944 child car seats to low-income parents thanks to a $245,500 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
The free seats will be given out through September 2015.
“The County is committed to doing all it can to keep children safe,” said Supervisor Dianne Jacob, chair of the Board of Supervisors. “This program helps low-income parents safeguard their children from injuries and death.”
Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. This is the fifth year the County has distributed child seats under the Keep ‘Em Safe program.
“For low-income families, the cost of expensive safety equipment can be a hardship, especially in households with two or more children,” said Nick Macchione, director of the County Health and Human Services Agency. “The Keep ‘Em Safe Program works closely with community-based organizations to promote traffic safety programs in under-served communities, such as refugees, Native Americans and the military.”
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