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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department of Health

Seat belt and car seat safety

Protecting you and your loved ones

Knowledge can be the difference between life and death. For instance, did you know that three out of four children are not as secure as they should be in a vehicle because of improper car seat use? Or how about the fact that South Dakota is nearly 15% below the national average in seat belt use, which puts us more than 45% above the national average in fatal crashes? Having a solid understanding of these facts can increase your odds for survival, and we want to help.

The South Dakota Department of Health wants to prevent needless deaths due to improper seat belt and car seat use.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

In order to make this work, we need your help spreading awareness. You have the option of ordering toolkits and setting up booths at local events, or even just dropping information off at nearby businesses or organizations. Your participation is incredibly important and could help save lives.

Ideal Places for You to Set Up Booths, Hand Out Infographics, or Distribute Activity Sheets:

  • Sporting events
  • Classrooms
  • Wellness fairs
  • Drivers' education classes
  • Birthing classes
  • Maternity wards
  • Local doctors
  • Daycare centers
  • High schools
  • Neighborhood block parties
  • High school events (proms, football games, academic tournaments, etc.)
  • Family-friendly events (art exhibits, carnivals, etc.)
  • Local music venues
  • And anywhere else you can think of

Car Seat Safety toolkit

As an adult, protecting children should be your number one priority, especially in a moving vehicle. But statistics show that three out of four kids are not as secure as they should be due to incorrect car seats.

Which is why we're more than happy to provide you with this this car seat safety toolkit. This kit will give you the proper information you need to safely and securely install a car seat for children of any size. Break the trend, keep your children safe in vehicles.

This Toolkit Includes:

  • An Educational Infographic About Car Seat Safety
  • Kids Activity Sheet
  • Stickers
  • Wall Clings

Download Activity Sheet

Download User Manual

Download Infographic

For more information about the toolkits or to request a toolkit, please contact DOH.INFO@state.sd.us.

seat belt Safety toolkit

The difference between life and death could literally just be a click away. Car accidents happen when we least expect them, and your seat belt could save you. It's just a quick click before you drive, and it could mean getting home to your family, friends, and loved ones safe.

To give you the proper seat belt information you need to get home alive, we're happy to provide you with this seat belt toolkit. This kit will give you information to click your seat belt every time. Don't become a statistic – make it click.

This Toolkit Includes:

  • An Educational Infographic About Seat Belt Safety
  • Kids Activity Sheet
  • Cell Phone Holder
  • Window Cling for Your Vehicle

Download User Manual

Download Infographic

For more information about the toolkits or to request a toolkit, please contact DOH.INFO@state.sd.us.

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