This Program is designed to raise the general public's understanding and knowledge of the benefits of seat belt usage, child restraints, and Montana's seat belt laws.
Develop, support, and promote Child Passenger Safety Inspection Station
Increase proper selection, installation, and use of child restraints
To increase seat belt use by 2.5% in Butte-Silver Bow annually
Workplaces and Seat Belts
You can remind your employees and customers to buckle up. The Butte-Silver Bow County Buckle Up Montana Coalition is offering these FREE "We Care- Buckle Up" parking lot signs to area businesses. The are printed on aluminum and suitable for posting outdoors.
To order a sign, contact:
Mary Jo Stosich at 406-497-5087
Child Passenger Safety
Children aged 4 to 8 who are properly restrained in Belt Positioning Booster seats were 45% less likely to sustain injuries than similarly aged children who were using the vehicle seat belt.
Journal of Pediatrics
Studies have shown that car seats significantly lower the risk of serious injury in children. Incapacitating injuries among children under 8 years old was almost three times higher for unrestrained children. In side impact collisions, where the child was seated on the side of the vehicle that was struck, unrestrained children were eight times more likely to suffer an incapacitating injury than restrained children. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration