Safe Kids Inland Empire serves the families of San Bernardino and Riverside counties in a variety of ways. The Buckle up Van is one tool used for injury prevention. The Buckle up Van is specially designed to turn any parking lot into a full-service child restraint safety event site. In addition to being a mobile car seat checkup van, the Buckle up Van can be seen in the community representing our coalition many partnerships.
The Buckle up Van is not our only injury prevention tool; Safe Kids Inland Empire also uses the Crash Mobile. Donated by Life Chiropractic in Victorville, CA, the crash mobile simulates a rear end crash at 10 mph. The purpose of the simulation is to demonstrate the importance of proper seat belt and car seat use. The simulator employs two mannequins that give the audience a visual of how a body reacts in a crash with one passenger wearing a seat belt correctly and the other incorrectly. For the younger population, one of the mannequins is replaced with a car seat or booster seat to demonstrate the importance of being buckled in properly on every trip. The crash mobile is a powerful tool in helping Safe Kids Inland Empire educate the community on proper seat belt and car seat use.