Thank you, Texas! Little Kids Need to Travel Safely

Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 08:07 am

Schnee - Texas_capital1Having been one of the last 6 remaining states without a child safety seat requirement, Texas passed a law, effective September 1, 2009 requiring children under the age of 8 and/or 4 feet 9 inches in height to be restrained in a child safety seat system. This includes a traditional child safety seat with a harness or a booster seat which will raise the child up enough to allow the car’s seat belt and shoulder harness to protect the child in the appropriate places and not do more harm.

 http://www.corsicanadailysun.com/local/local_story_178185644.html

The necessity for protecting the youngest in our society is an adult responsibility, long overdue. So if we protect them from accidental injury while a passenger in a car, shouldn’t we be providing that same protection when they are sick and/or hurt and traveling at high speeds in an ambulance?  

Something to think about . . . and maybe do something about?    Isn’t every child’s life worth it???  

If you agree, then there is something  we can all do to help make a difference right this very minute

A lot of folks don’t know that we’re not transporting kids safely in ambulances – including those folks in Washington who could pass some laws to do something about this.  So let’s make sure enough people know about this that it can’t be passed over. (…and hey, when you’re all done entering the contest, please leave a comment and let other people know what you think about safe ambulance transport for kids)

Introducing: Thank you, Texas!  Little Kids Need to Travel Safely Contest

 

The Prize :

To two first place winners to thank you for helping us make a difference: one month of Starbucks Frappuccinos (or $25 worth on a Starbucks card)

And Here’s How it Works:  

 Below you will find our CONTEST ENTRY FORM.  It  includes our MANDATORY entry for the contest as well as the opportunity for you to enter a BONUS entry…
For simplicity (and so that you can tweet multiple times) you can use this form for each bonus entry, however, if this is an additional entry, please check the box saying this an additional entry so we know you have already completed your mandatory entry requirement

For your MANDATORY ENTRY:

Tweet the following on Twitter ” New Starbucks Giveaway! We need ANSRs for Kids (Ambulances Need Safety Regulations) Every child’s life matters! http://ow.ly/hutQ Plz RT! ” 

For your BONUS ENTRIES:

  1.  Retweet the following   “New Starbucks Giveaway! We need ANSRs for Kids (Ambulances Need Safety Regulations) Every child’s life matters! http://ow.ly/hutQ Plz RT!” (you may tweet once daily = 1 entry)
  2. Click on the “Share This” at the bottom of this post & submit this to your favorite social network (= 1 entry)
  3. Join our community (note:  An email will be sent asking you to verify your membership – you must login to your email & verify membership ) https://pediatricsafety.net/wp-login.php?action=register  ( = 2 entries)
  4. Blog about this giveaway and link to this post http://ow.ly/hutQ (=2 entries)
  5. Join the cause on Facebook and send invites to your friends – help us spread the word that things have got to change http://apps.facebook.com/causes/299331?m=3f1cca43 (=3 entries)
  6. Sign the petition – help us tell Congress that we need ANSR’s for Kids http://www.rallycongress.com/pediatric-safety/2168/ansr-kids-ambulances-need-safety-regulations/ (=3 entries)

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2 WINNERSStarbucks results-2 7-31-09Starbucks results 7-31-09

Shirley Brondum – #51 – with a Mandatory Tweet

Carol Dziuba #33 – with an Additional Entry – Signed the Petition (You’ve signed! Next, send your comments as a letter to your elected officials. entry 1)

Contest Rules:

Giveaway is open to USA and Canada readers only. Giveaway starts Friday July 17, 2009 and ends at noon EST Friday July 31, 2009.  Please fill out a separate form for the mandatory entry and each bonus entry so we can make sure each entry gets counted. (…that means if you completed a bonus that has 3 entries, please submit 3 forms). Please make sure each form has your name and a valid email address.  You will have 48 hours to email me if you win. Winner chosen using random.org. Good Luck to all entrants!

 

About the Author

I am a former New Yorker, a new resident of Georgia, and I have three daughters, four stepsons, and six grandchildren. I’ve had a career as a musician/entertainer and educator, and have now focused my attention on this cause, which I find to be of utmost value to moms, dads, and other caregivers of children. It feels good to be able to contribute to keeping kids healthy and safe.

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