Missouri officers cracking down on child restraint violations
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (KAIT) – Multiple agencies in the Show Me State are coming together with a message: Practice property safety with your kids in the car.
The Caruthersville Police Department announced they would be joining with law enforcement agencies across Missouri from Sunday, Sept. 18, to Saturday, Sept. 25, for the annual Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign.
The goal of the initiative is to help reduce highway fatalities and serious injuries by cracking down on Missouri’s child safety seat law violations.
In Missouri, children under the age of eight must be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 pounds or 4′9″ tall.
Caruthersville Police Chief Tony Jones said regular child safety seats and safety belt use are the most effective ways to protect people and reduce fatalities in vehicle crashes.
For more information, visit the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety’s website.
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