Whereas, traumatic brain injury is the dominant cause of death and permanent disability among children nationwide, and an increased public awareness of the means of preventing these tragedies is surely a worthwhile priority; and
Whereas, the risk of accidental injury and death to children can be greatly reduced by the use of such commonsense measures as bicycle helmets, seat belts, safety and booster seats, and smoke alarms, and disseminating helpful information about such measures is an efficient and economical means of preserving the health and well being of our youth; moreover, more lives can be spared if the public becomes better informed about the dangers presented to children by unattended and unlocked vehicles; and
Whereas, ensuring that the young people of our community grow up in a safe and supportive environment is a goal that is botli attainable and desirable, and we join such public-spirited institutions as the Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities in seeking to further this vital mission;
Now, Therefore Be It Resolved That The City Council Of Three Rivers, Texas, hereby designates April 2009 as Child Safety Month.
Mayor James Liska
Attest: M. R. Forehand,