Cracking down on child safety seat violators

The Mexico Public Safety Department has joined law enforcement statewide until Sept. 22, in an aggressive Child Passenger Safety Week campaign to crack down on Missouri's child safety seat law violators and to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, car crashes are the number one killer of kids. They also estimate that nearly 73 percent of all child restraints are not used correctly.
Citizens are reminded that 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 pounds or 4'9" tall.
Mexico Public Safety has two certified Child Safety Seat Technicians who can assist in the proper installation of safety seats. MPSD also occasionally has access to free safety seats or booster seats for people in need. For information on either of these programs, contact Sgt. Penny Smith or Sgt. Russell Sing at 581-2100.
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