ODOT Moving Ahead - September 2011

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Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 18-24 Motor vehicle traffic crashes remain the leading cause of death for children age 3 and older. Securing children properly—in the back seat of the vehicle—is the most effective thing parents and caregivers can do to protect them in the event of a crash. ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center is promoting Child Passenger Safety Week—Sept. 18–24 with partners including the ODOT Transportation Safety Division, Safe Kids Oregon, American Medical Response, Oregon Medical Association and more than 500 CPS Technicians working throughout Oregon.

Why do child safety seats expire? Safety standards and regulations change over time so an older child safety seat may be less effective than a newer product. Additionally, a seat may not have all of its parts, instructions, labels, or the important warning features of newer models. It is always important that a seat has its original labeling so that it may be checked for expiration as well as recalls. Without labeling, there is no way to verify whether or not a seat is safe to use. Did You Know…? • Only 60 percent of children over 40 pounds are riding in booster seats. Oregon requires children up to age 8 or 4’9” to ride in a booster seat.

More details about the Child Safety Seat Resource Center are only a smartphone scan away.

Rogue Valley Business Resource Fair Oct. 22 This is the ninth RV Business Resource Fair, a free informational event for small business owners and those thinking about becoming entrepreneurs. Valuable seminars, free consultations, key resources for success October 22, 2011 Saturday 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the RCC / SOU Higher Education Center, 101 Bartlett Street, Medford. Admission is free. Don’t miss this special opportunity to get free consultations and attend seminars on topics critical to small businesses.

Information booths will be staffed by business and government representatives. For more information, call (541) 7766060, ext. 233 or (541) 552-8300, E-mail: Ainoura.Oussenbec@state.or.us or visit www.Businessresourcefair.org To pre-register for this free event, go to: www.roguecc.edu/Workforce/ RVBusinessFair or call 541-245-7616. You can also do same-day registration at the Higher Education Center.


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