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The Springfield Safe Kids Coalition has a new van that will aid the group in its outreach to rural parts of Southwest Missouri. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
The Springfield Safe Kids Coalition has a new van that will enable the group to take safety information to rural areas.
The coalition serves a 10 county area in Southwest Missouri.
Daphne Greenlee is the Safe Kids Coordinator.
She says the van will allow the coalition to host events in rural areas that highlight the importance of proper child seat usage.
Greenlee says the van will allow her to go into rural areas and give families up-to-date information.
Safety experts say educating parents on how to properly use seat belts and child restraint seats will prevent accidents.
Pam Holt is a nurse and Trauma Prevention Education Coordinator for St. John's Trauma and Burn Center.
She says the new Safe Kids Coalition van will be a different kind of emergency vehicle.
The Springfield Safe Kids Coalition received one of 30 vans donated to Safe Kids Worldwide by General Motors.