The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a Child Car Safety Seat Checkpoint from 1 to 5 p.m. this Saturday at Tennessee State Bank, 642 Dolly Parton Parkway (at the intersection with North Henderson Ave., just west of the Post Office).
Through past checkpoints, the SPD has learned that many child car safety seats are no longer safe due to past accidents, the age of the seat, manufacturer recalls or missing parts. The SPD is committed to keeping children safe, so when they determine that a child car safety seat is unsafe, they will provide a new seat to parents who cannot otherwise afford a replacement.
Despite good intentions, more than 90 percent of child car safety seats are improperly installed. In fact, more than 40 percent of child fatalities in traffic accidents are due to improperly installed child car safety seats. Certified SPD officers will be available to perform inspections of the seats, demonstrate proper installation techniques and offer general assistance.
The current child restraint law applies to many children up to the age of nine-years-old. SPD officers will be available to answer questions regarding the child restraint law.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.