“Save Me With a Seat”


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TxDOT’s “Save Me With a Seat” campaign kicks off in September to coincide with National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18–Sept. 24, 2022
TxDOT’s “Save Me With a Seat” campaign kicks off in September to coincide with National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18–Sept. 24, 2022. Image for illustration purposes

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STATEWIDE STATISTICS 

In 2021 in Texas, 78 children younger than 8 years old were killed and 423 were seriously injured in passenger vehicle crashes. Of the 78 children killed, 22 were unrestrained at the time of the crash, which equals 28% of the total.

Additionally, in 2021, 36 children ages 8-12 were killed and 330 were seriously injured in passenger vehicle crashes. Of the 36 children killed, 13 were unrestrained at the time of the crash, which equals 36% of the total.   

LOCAL STATISTICS 

In 2021, there were 21 passenger vehicle crashes in the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen media market that resulted in 25 serious injuries and 2 fatalities for children younger than 8 years old.

In 2021, there were 17 passenger vehicle crashes in the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen media market that resulted in 17 serious injuries and 3 fatalities for children ages 

8-12.

Counties included in the media market: Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Jim Hogg, Starr, Willacy, Zapata 



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