Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of kids. Why? In many cases, children are either not properly buckled into their safety seats or parents don’t realize that a booster seat is vital to ensuring children fit safely in their vehicle’s seat belt. In an accident, if the adult in the vehicle is seriously injured or unable to talk, those responding to the emergency have no easy way of identifying the child. The W.H.A.L.E.™ Program is intended to give parents (or other caregivers) the voice and tools to help emergency rescue efforts go more smoothly.
W.H.A.L.E.™ stands for “We Have A Little Emergency.” In the event of an automobile accident that incapacitates the adult driver and passengers, W.H.A.L.E.™ can make a significant difference.
Most laws require that all youngsters under 4 years of age or up to 40 pounds must be seated and harnessed in an approved child safety seat when riding in a car. Now that same child safety seat can provide vital information about its young occupant in the unfortunate event of a car accident.