Triple-A of Iowa has launched a radio campaign calling for the strengthening of Iowa’s child passenger safety laws. Triple-A’s Shannon Swanson says Iowa law only requires that kids be restrained through age three, which says sends the wrong message to parents that kids are safe in seat belts from age four on. She says they want to see kids restrained in child safety seats, boosters or seat belts, whichever is appropriate, through age eight. Swanson says the motor club urges Iowans to call their legislators to voice support for the tougher legislation. She says any improvement to the legislation is a step in the right direction.The spot says “More children die in motor vehicle crashes than from all childhood diseases combined and many of those deaths could be prevented if the proper child safety seats were used. Iowa has one of the weakest child passenger safety laws in the nation and we need to strengthen those laws this session.”
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