ERIC Number: ED446855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-22
Reference Count: N/A
The Minnesota Child Passenger Restraint and Education Account. A Report to the Minnesota Legislature on Activities and Expenditures as Required by the 1994 Session Laws, Chapter 635, Section 15 as Contained in M.S. 169.685, Subdivision 7.
Minnesota State Dept. of Public Safety, St. Paul. Office of Traffic Safety.
Minnesota Statute 169.685 (Seat Belts and Passenger Restraint Systems for Children) requires all drivers to correctly place children under the age of 4 years in child car seats. In response to the requirements of the amended statute, this report presents information to the Minnesota legislature on the commissioner's activities and expenditure of funds related to this section. The report presents background information on the use of car seats and their impact on reducing deaths of children in traffic accidents. The report further describes the activities and expenditures of the Office of Traffic Safety, including the purchase of child car seats for needy families and progress in providing standardized up-to-date instruction and certification for child passenger safety advocates across the state. The report concludes by noting that the large amount accrued in the fund and the discounted price of car seats available will allow more low-income families to receive the seats they need. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Public Safety, St. Paul. Office of Traffic Safety.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota