ADVOCACY UPDATES: Oklahoma Law to Protect Children Ages 8-17 with Seat Belts
9/26/2019 - RALLY RECAP
Oklahomans gathered at the Capitol on September 26, 2019 for the public launch of an initiative to change Oklahoma law to protect children ages 8–17 with seat belts in the back seat.
Thanks to members of law enforcement, doctors and other medical professionals, teenagers, children and their parents, lawmakers and other safety advocates for making this kick-off event a priority. It will take efforts from all of these groups and more to get Oklahoma out of the “10 worst” list for fatalities and serious injuries of children in wrecks that can be prevented with seat belt protection!
Video: Rally at the Capitol
In the News
The Oklahoman: Advocates call for stronger seat belt laws as vehicle collisions lead to more child deaths
The Oklahoman Editorial: Oklahoma ScissorTales: Seat belt effort worth watching
The Norman Transcript: Advocates push to reinstate child seat belt laws
Fox KOKH-TV: AAA Oklahoma pushes for better child seat belt safety laws
Fox KOKH-TV: Fourth time's the charm: Groups push to pass seatbelt law despite lawmakers voting 'no'
Tulsa World: Child-safety advocates call for stronger seat belt laws in Oklahoma
Tulsa World Editorial: Oklahoma should mandate all children wear seat belts