Margaret Mary Health Employees Among Child Safety Advocate Award Winners

Indiana law requires children under eight to be properly restrained in a federally approved child or booster seat.

Lori Mauer (left) and Megan Roope. Photo provided. 

(INDIANAPOLIS) – If you need help with child passenger safety, you don't have to look far. 

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and the Automotive Safety Program recently presented eight child passenger safety technicians with the Child Safety Advocate Award.

The honor recognizes efforts in preventing injury and death among children in Indiana.

Locally, Megan Roope and Lori Mauer, both of Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, were among the award recipients.

“I want to congratulate this year’s Child Safety Advocates on their outstanding, well-deserved achievement,” said Devon McDonald, ICJI Executive Director. “Even during a global pandemic, they continued to serve as a resource in their communities and remained heavily vested in keeping kids safe.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes remain the leading cause of death for children in the U.S. Every 32 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a passenger vehicle crash.

When used correctly, car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers in cars.

Indiana law requires children under eight to be properly restrained in a federally approved child or booster seat.

Learn more about child seat safety at www.nhtsa.gov/therightseat.

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