Protecting precious cargo

Published 10:37 pm Monday, October 5, 2009

Despite the technological advancements in the vehicles we drive, one of the dangerous places to be is on the road.

Unfortunately, in today’s society, sharing the road with other vehicles — not all of them manned by law-abiding citizens — is a necessary evil to get from place to place.

When you look at the statistics, the number of people who die in automobile crashes every year really is staggering. For that reason alone, it’s imperative that we take every precaution to make sure our loved ones are safe when in transport. This is especially true when it comes to children.

Friday morning’s wreck in north Chilton County is a prime example. Apparently, in this case, the child was properly restrained and did not receive any reported injuries despite the fact that the SUV rolled over multiple times.

The Jemison Police Department has been offering to do demonstrations of proper child safety seat restraint. The department now has at least two officers who are professionally trained to do this.

All parents should take note: safety comes first, especially when it means the lives of our most precious cargo.