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HCSO Safe Journey Program Hosts Car Seat Check this Saturday


HCSO Safe Journey Program Hosts Car Seat Check in Partnership with Infiniti Chattanooga This Saturday

Hamilton County, TN – This Saturday, July 21st from 11 am – 2 pm, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Safe Journey Program is partnering with Infiniti Chattanooga to host a free, car seat and booster

seat safety check just in time for back-to-school.

During this time, parents and caregivers will be able to stop by the Infiniti Chattanooga Dealership and have the placement and installation of their child’s car seat and/or booster seat inspected by a HCSO certified car seat technician.

The HCSO Safe Journey Program addresses occupant protection and the correct use of child passenger safety devices (car seats) through public and professional education and awareness. The staff of Safe Journey conducts weekly car seat checkpoints in Hamilton County and surrounding areas. More information can be found by visiting the HCSO website at http://www.hcsheriff.gov/uniform_services/safe_journey.php.

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of unintentional injury and death to children under the age of 14. Child restraints (car seats) reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71%

for infants and 54% for toddlers. Booster seats reduce the risk of injury by 59% compared to seat belts alone.

Statically, 3 out of 4 car seats in Hamilton County are installed incorrectly.

Please join with us this Saturday as we promote the safe use of child passenger restraints and ensure our community’s children “Arrive Alive.”

The HCSO Safe Journey Program is funded through a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, and administered through the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

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