Children’s Car Safety Foundation® is a non-profit organization that has set itself a pioneering mission in Romania, namely to change the attitude of parents and educators & nbsp; from Romania regarding the mode of transport of children in the car, thus modifying the negative statistics that please Romania in the first place in the European Union in terms of the number of accidents with the victim among child passengers.
The statistical data available for 2018 indicate a & nbsp; mortality due to a road accident among children under the age of 15 of 27 & nbsp; per 1 million inhabitants, well above the European Union average (9 deaths per 1 million children under 15) or compared to the average of countries such as the United Kingdom, Sweden or Norway (4 deaths per 1 million children under 15). E In the last 5 years alone, there have been over 900 deaths among children, victims of road accidents.
International statistics also show that, in the event of a car accident, 85% of children transported in special car seats escape unharmed..
Worldwide, road accidents are considered the leading cause of death among children aged 5 to 14 years.
The activity of the Child Safety Foundation ® started in 2019 with the establishment of the first Child Safety Center ®, center in which parents can test the right car seats depending on the age, weight, height of the child as well as depending on the make, model and year of manufacture of the car they drive. Also within the Child Safety Center ®, we initiated a program of free courses for parents, courses in which they learn how to install, use and maintain a child car seat , when it is time to change, how to proceed in case of a minor road accident in which a car was involved and a child is being transported. The courses are taught by internationally certified specialists from IOSH (Institute of Occupational Health in the UK) in collaboration with psychologists, the Traffic Police and the Emergency Department..
Also in 2019, we created the first informative site dedicated exclusively to information related to the safe transport of children in the car, a site that is constantly updated with the latest data in this field, with relevant advice. Along with the site, the Facebook page Child Safety ® managed to gather an extremely active community of almost 10,000 parents involved.
Another very successful project initiated by the Children’s Car Safety Foundation® at the end of 2019 is the National Car Safety Child Caravan® . The caravan travels to various cities in Romania and offers free testing and installation of car seats as well as free information and training sessions for parents and future parents regarding the use of car seats. & Nbsp; In every city we travel to, our specialists team up with specialists from the Traffic Police, pediatric psychologists, specialists from the Department for Emergency Situations. Until February, Car Safety Child Caravan ® arrived in Bucharest, Iasi, Arad, Popesti-Leordeni, Constanta.
Children’s Car Safety Foundation® also has joint projects in partnership with Academia Titi Aur and Cercetasii Romaniei , Politia Rutiera din Bucuresti , projects through which offers informative sessions, educational materials for parents and future parents.
Child Car Safety Center®
Splaiul Unirii 47, sector 3 Bucharest
You can find out more about our projects at Zana Scutecel The Official Ambassador of the Child Car Safety Foundation®