Safe Kids Cascade County

Safe Kids Cascade County/Buckle Up Montana

The Safe Kids Cascade County coalition works to prevent unintentional injury and death. Our main focus is on occupant protection, including the proper use of car seats and seat belts.

Coalition members include representatives from the school district, health care, law enforcement, businesses and other community agencies and members. The coalition meets bimonthly. If you are interested in joining the coalition or learning more, please call Mary Kay at 454-6750.

May 18-May 31 cops will be stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists not wearing their seat belts.  Why are cops enforcing seat belt laws?  Because in real life, you don’t get a second chance. Check out this link

Cascade County Statistics – 2013
Total number of motor vehicle crashes
Total injuries

Although observed safety belt use in Montana is just under 80%, if between 87% and 94% of Montanans used seatbelts, it is estimated that an additional 20-30 lives would be saved each year. That number increases to 75 additional lives if seatbelt use were 100%. It’s simple: increased seatbelt use results in fewer injuries and deaths.

By law, in Montana ALL children up to 6 years old AND up to 60 pounds have to use a car seat or booster seat. Larger children should also be in boosters until they are around 4 ft. 9 in. tall. At times, there may be car seats and booster seats available for free or reduced cost. Call Mary Kay at 452-0881 x304 for more information.

To learn more about how seatbelts save lives, visit

Become a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician today.  Trainings available: 2015 Child Passenger Safety Technician Training Schedule

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