The Cookeville Police Department, Chick-fila, and Cookeville Pilot Club will be hosting a Child Seat Checkpoint at Chick-fila located at 1370 Interstate Drive on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, from 5 to 7 p.m. Child Seat Technicians will be available to check child seats for correct installation and answer any questions that anyone may have about child seat safety and installation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),. Research on the effectiveness of child safety seats has found them to reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants (younger than 1 year old) and by 54 percent for toddlers (1 to 4 years old) in passenger cars. Many parents and others who transport children do not understand the potential deadly results from not using a child seat or booster seat at all or using one that is not properly installed and secured in a vehicle. Research also shows that high visibility enforcement, accompanied by education and media, is most effective in raising occupant restraint use.