Delaware legislators announce funding for motor vehicle child safety

    Delaware’s Department of Transportation will receive a $78,399 grant to help fund child safety training and programs for drivers.

    Sens. Chris Coons and Tom Carper and Rep. John Carney made the announcement today about the funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Child Safety and Child Booster Seats Incentive Grant program.

    The grants are available to states that require children under 8 to be secured in a child restraint until they’re more than 65 pounds or 4’9″ tall. Funding can be used for educational programs and enforcement, and to provide child restraints to low-income families. The money is for the 2011 fiscal year.

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