09/22/2014

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Results of Child Restraint Checks

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week Law Enforcement Campaign conducted September 14-20, 2014.  During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of eight traffic tickets including: 1 safety belt ticket and 6 speeding tickets.  No child safety seat violations were found.  55 warnings were issued for various other violations.

Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in a n appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 lbs or 4'9" tall.

"It's so important for parents and caregivers to understand the importance of child restraints," said Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "It's not just about following the law - child restraints help prevent serious injury and may even save your child's life."

Funding for this effort was provided through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation's Traffic & Highway Safety Division in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Missouri Safety Center.

For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

 
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