Posted 2 years ago
By John P Tretbar
The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department will join law enforcement across the country for a special enforcement effort as part of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 16-22).
Officials all over will crack down on child safety seat law violators, in an effort to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children. Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 lbs or 4’9” tall.
Car crashes are the number one killer of kids. Nearly 73 percent of all child restraints are not used correctly. Is your child safe?
Sheriff Mike Strong said regular child safety seat and safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com.
To make an appointment to have your child safety seat inspected, call one of the numbers below:
Missouri State Highway Patrol, 816-387-2345
St. Joseph Safety and Health Council, 816-233-3330
Missouri Department of Transportation, 816-387-2437
For assistance outside the St. Joseph Area go to www.nhtsa.gov and click on “Child Seat Inspection Station Locator”