Missouri Law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80lbs or 4'9" tall.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office announced today they are joining with law enforcement September 23-29 for the annual Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign to crack down on Missouri's child safety seat law violators and to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children.
Car crashes are the number one killer of kids. Booster seat use reduces the risk of serious injury by 45% for children aged 4-8 years when compared with seat belt use alone. Is your child safe?
Sgt. Weggemann with the Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit 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.
Sgt. Jason Weggemann
Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Special Operations Unit.