Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Seatbelt & Car Seat Safety

Transportation Research Center Inc.'s (TRC Inc.) Community Relations Committee , as well as the Vince and Larry crash dummies, joined Southeastern Elementary School's annual health fair on March 25, 2011 in an effort to promote seatbelt and booster seat safety. The first grade students had the opportunity to meet Vince and Larry and take a class picture with them. They also met a real crash dummy that was representative of their size and age. Other activities included a short story, a question-and-answer session, and a chance for each student to sit in a booster seat and learn the proper mechanics of the booster seat and seatbelt.

TRC Inc. discussed the Ohio car seat safety laws, which require children between the ages of four and 15 to be properly restrained by either a child seat, booster seat, or safety seat any time they are being transported by a motor vehicle. For more information about the Ohio car seat safety laws visit:

Along with TRC Inc.'s Community Relations Committee involvement in the health fair, several other businesses and volunteers joined in the activities. The students had the chance to jazzercise, tumble, learn about fire safety, learn about self-defense, and much more. Students from the Bellefontaine High School volunteered to dress up in the Vince and Larry costumes for the health fair as well.

For more information about TRC Inc.'s involvement in community relations activities visit our website at:

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