Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Car Seat Program
Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) program at Hancock Public Health provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible, low-income families in Hancock County.
According to the Ohio Department of Health:
Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death for children. But many of these deaths can be prevented with the appropriate car seats, booster seats and seat belts.
Car seat use reduces the risk of death to infants younger than age 1 by 71% and to toddlers 1 to 4-years-old by 54% in passenger vehicles.
Booster seat use reduces the risk of serious injury by 45% for children 4-8 years old when compared with seat belt use alone.