The City of Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a Child Car Safety Seat Checkpoint from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the 642 Dolly Parton Pwy. Tennessee State Bank.
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 determined a child car safety seat is unsafe, a new seat will be provided 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, nearly 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.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.