Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427


8:05 AM, September 16, 2013

Child Passenger Safety Week


Location of Incident: Yuma County, AZ

As part of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office ongoing traffic safety campaign, a “Child Passenger Safety Week” campaign will be conducted from September 15, 2013 to September 21, 2013. This national effort will help ensure the safety of young children traveling roadways in our community and throughout Arizona.

In 2010, on average, almost 2 children (age 12 and younger in a passenger vehicle) were killed and 325 children were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes each day. This fatality rate could be reduced by about half if the correct child safety seats were always used.

The national “Child Passenger Safety Week” campaign is conducted by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Funding for the Sheriff’s Office traffic safety campaign is provided through a grant awarded by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. These funds enable the Sheriff’s Office to increase the number of deputies on patrol throughout Yuma County.

For more information on how to properly secure your child in a car seat, please visit

The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.

Information Released By: Alfonso Zavala, PIO