Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Child Seat Safety Checkpoint Planned For Friday

The traffic division of the Cookeville Police Department, along with Sam’s Club and the Pilot Club of Cookeville will host a Child Seat Checkpoint at Sam’s Club, located at 1177 Sam’s Street, on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 2 to 4:30 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. Randy Brown, who oversees the checkpoints, 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) in passenger cars. 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 used or secured in a vehicle.