Monday, July 13, 2009

Another Child Seat Safety Event Scheduled

They appear to be working well, so the Cookeville Police Department, along with First Tennessee Bank and the Kiwanis Club will host another Child Seat Checkpoint this week. The next one will be at First Tennessee Bank located at 345 S. Jefferson Avenue, on Friday, July 17, 2009 from 2 to 5 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. Lt. Randy Brown says that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child safety seats have been found 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. But he says 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 no using one that is not properly used and secured in a vehicle.