The City of Sevierville Police Department (SPD) has scheduled a Child Car Safety Seat Checkpoint from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Tennessee State Bank, 642 Dolly Parton Parkway.
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 we determine that a child car safety seat is unsafe, we will provide a new seat to parents who cannot otherwise afford a replacement.
Despite good intentions, over 90 percent of child car safety seats are improperly installed. In fact, over 40 precent 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 age nine. SPD officers will be available to answer questions regarding the child restraint law.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.