KHP receives donation of safety seats
Submitted by Andrea Nolte
YRC Freight committed efforts to keeping the youngest passengers on Kansas roads safe, thanks in part to a partnership between the commercial motor vehicle industry, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), and law enforcement.
YRC donated a semi-trailer load of child safety seats to the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), 200 seats to be exact, as part of their joint goal of eliminating fatalities on the state’s roadways. Vehicle crashes are the number one killer of young people ages five through 25 across the nation.
The KHP will put this valuable and generous donation to use, helping save the lives of the most vulnerable travelers on our roads. The Patrol’s public resource officers (PROs) will be distributing the seats to families who need a properly-fitted seat, but do not have the means to purchase one.
“Working with our industry partners, like YRC, is critical to making Kansas roads the safest in the nation. Through partnerships like this we can, and will, eventually reach zero fatalities,” said Captain Christopher Turner, commander of the Patrol’s Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP), and current president of the CVSA.
Later this month, the CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Kansas City. As part of the ongoing safety driven relationship between the commercial motor vehicle industry and CVSA, YRC donated the seats.
Car seat inspection stations and events are scheduled throughout the year across Kansas. To find an inspection station near you, visit www.kansascarseatcheck.org. Certified child passenger safety technicians are available to help or double check your work, especially if you run into challenges.
The Patrol has troopers who are certified to inspect child safety seats for proper installation, and it’s free of charge. To set up an appointment, contact your local Kansas Highway Patrol Troop Headquarters. To find the nearest headquarters, and a phone number, go to http://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/211/Troop-Location-Map.