Buckle Up for life began in Bristol in 2013 headed up by Samuel Jones, who is able to provide car seat safety checks, installations and trainings.
Research by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – a national leader in pediatric and adolescent medicine found that in the U.S. only 1 in 4 child car seats are properly installed. Adding to this tragedy is the fact that many of the injuries and deaths are avoidable with the use of proper restraints like child car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. That is why in 2004 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Toyota teamed up to create Buckle Up for Life, a community-based passenger safety education program that educates the families on critical safety behaviors.
How it works
Samuel Jones works with a team of Child Passenger’s Safety Technicians including ones from Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Bristol Tennessee Fire Rescue, and Bristol Virginia Fire Departments to offer car seat checks in the Bristol area.
Samuel can provide the following services to those who are interested:
Car Seat Safety Checks
Special Needs Car Seat Installation and Education
Training for use of Car Seats on School Buses
In addition, he facilitates programming children, teens and adults on seat belt safety, and distracted driving. Samuel also is a CarFit event coordinator, where he helps the elderly find the right fit for their vehicle including showing them mirrors and steering wheel adjustments.
Request for More Information
Learn more about Buckle Up for Life by filling out this contact form or contacting Samuel Jones at 276-254-5439.