Buckle Up for Life Hosts a Holiday Travel Safety Twitter Party on 11/19 + Giveaway!!!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
November 18, 2014


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When you and your children get into the car, what is the first thing you do?  I don’t know about you, but I help them buckle up (if they’re younger) or I make sure everyone is buckled up.  We don’t leave until everyone is.  Safety comes first when it comes to our family!

Buckle Up For Life is Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s community-based passenger safety education program that educates the entire family on critical safety behaviors and provides free child car seats to families in need.  On Wednesday, November 19th at 2:00 pm, Buckle Up For Life is hosting a Holiday Travel Safety Twitter Q&A.  The chat will feature Gloria Del Castillo, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician & Instructor and National Coordinator at Buckle Up for Life,  and Donna Laake, Injury Prevention Coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s, who will be providing holiday travel safety tips and will be available to answer questions. 

About Buckle Up for Life

The Facts

Research analyzed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – a national leader in pediatric and adolescent medicine – shows that in the U.S., only 1 in 4 child car seats are properly installed. Other research shows that, for various reasons, Hispanic and African American children are 10 times less likely to be properly restrained in a vehicle. Adding to the tragedy of these stats 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.

The Program

In 2004, Cincinnati Children’s and Toyota teamed up to create Buckle Up for Life. Buckle Up for Life is a community-based passenger safety education program that educates the entire family on critical safety behaviors and provides free child car seats to families in need. To deliver the education in the most effective manner, they work in close collaboration with local hospital partners and churches. Buckle Up for Life is the only national program of its kind. The program originated, and is still implemented, in Cincinnati. With Toyota’s funding, the program has expanded nationwide and is operating in 14 cities including Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Greenville, Philadelphia, Boston, San Antonio, New York, Phoenix, Memphis, and Los Angeles, Stanford, CA and Orange County, CA. 

Join us for a Holiday Travel Safety Twitter Chat with Buckle Up for Life!

When: Wednesday, Nov. 19 – 2pm ET (30 minute chat)

Where: Follow @BuckleUpForLife and use the hashtag #BuckleUpForLife

Who: Gloria Del Castillo, Program Manager at Buckle Up for Life, and Donna Laake, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician & Instructor at Cincinnati Children’s.

What: Gloria and Donna will be available to offer tips and answer questions about holiday travel safety, including:

  • Choosing the right car seat
  • Installation
  • Used car seats
  • Buckling in with bulky clothing
  • Car seat rental
  • Road conditions
  • Vehicle overcrowding
  • Additional Resources


1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will receive an Evenflo Convertible Car Seat (valued at $70.00)!!!

This is a sponsored post. The giveaway was provided by the sponsor.  All opinions are mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

20 Responses to “Buckle Up for Life Hosts a Holiday Travel Safety Twitter Party on 11/19 + Giveaway!!!”

  1. Janet W. says:

    I make sure my family is safe in the car by everyone wearing their seat belt and my grandsons being properly restained as well with no bulky clothing on.

  2. Laura says:

    We follow height and weight recommendations for front seat passengers.

  3. Melissa M says:

    We make sure the car seats are installed correctly.

  4. Ani says:

    We make sure everyone is safe by having them buckled up properly and making sure the car seats are in the right way.

  5. Trisha Burgess says:

    I make sure the car is tuned up and oil changed on time always check tire pressure and the car doesn’t go until I hear the click of everyone’s seat belt!!

  6. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I make sure everyone has their seat belts on and I do not drive aggressively!

  7. D Schmidt says:

    I make sure by reading manuals beforehand and taking extra time to ensure everyone is secure before setting off.

  8. Laura B. says:

    We all buckle up for life! We keep doors locked and car well maintained also.

  9. Devon F says:

    I make sure car seats are installed correctly & chest straps are in the correct position

  10. Ellie Wright says:

    I make sure car seat is secure and my older boys are buckled in seat belts properly.

  11. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I make sure my family is safe in the car by making sure everyone is buckled up and they know to stay sitting on there bottoms!

  12. nannypanpan says:

    I make sure they all have weight appropriate car seats and check expirations

  13. Jennifer Tilson says:

    Our rule is the driver doesn’t “go” til everyone is buckled.

  14. Daniel M says:

    always buckle up, no phones

  15. mrsshukra says:

    Always buckle up!

  16. Amber Faith says:

    We make sure that we’re all buckled properly before we drive off.

  17. Rachel C says:

    We stay safe by having all the kids in appropriate seats for their sizes.

  18. Kelly D says:

    I make sure the seats are secure and the seat belts are on correctly.

  19. Rebecca Orr says:

    We make sure to do oil changes on time. We check tire pressure weekly. And we always buckle up!

  20. Lily Kwan says:

    by using seat belts

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