The Sheriff's Office is urging the use of car seats for young children.
Becky Campbell, who heads the Safe Journey program, said, "Did you know the proper installation of car seats can reduce the risk of death in young children by 71 percent? Did you also know more than 80 percent of car seats and booster seats are not used correctly? There is a great deal to know about car seats and proper installation. It’s not as simple as just buckling it in.
"Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday of the year. Before you hit the road to Grandma’s house, have your car seat checked by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO). HCSO’s Safe Journey program conducts free weekly car seat checks in Hamilton County. The schedule for these checkpoints can be located at www.hcsheriff.gov under the Uniform Services Tab. For more information about proper installation, make sure to check your vehicle owner’s manual and the car seat owner’s manual."
Safe Journey is an occupant protection program funded through a grant provided by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.