Friday, September 11, 2009

Child Seat Safety Checkpoint Scheduled

The Cookeville Police Department, First National Bank and the Putnam County Kiwanis Club will be hosting another Child Seat Checkpoint next week. This one will be at First National Bank located at 412 S. Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville, on Tuesday, September 15, 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 of the Department's traffic division says that 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. 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 using one that is not properly installed and secured in a vehicle.