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“Safe Journey” addresses occupant protection and the correct use of child passenger safety devices (car seats) through public and professional education and awareness. Safe Journey is an education outlet for community organizations and agencies interested in offering child passenger saftey information and education to families and care givers of young children. The staff of Safe Journey conducts weekly car seat checkpoints in Hamilton County and surrounding areas.

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. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 4 out of 5 cars seats are NOT used correctly. The Center For Disease Control states, “There is srong evidence that child-safety laws, safety seat distribution, and education programs are effective in increasing safety seat use.”

Each member of the Safe Journey team, Becky Campbell, Janet Howerton, and Sharon Patten, has more than 11 years of experience in the field of child passenger safety and are certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.

The “Safe Journey” program is funded through a grant from the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, and administered through the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Safe Journey Child Passenger Safety Monthly Checkpoints:

1st Tuesday - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M - Dallas Bay Baptist Center - (next to the Chuckie Cheese/Northgate)
Northgate Mall Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37415

2nd Tuesday - 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M - Former K-Mart
4801 Highway 58
Chattanooga, TN 37416
423-899-3232

3rd Tuesday - 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M - AAA Auto Club South
2111 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
423-490-2000

4th Tuesday - 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M - Walgreens
600 North Market Street
(At the corner of Frazier and North Market)
Chattanooga, TN 37415
423-622-4397

Becky Campbell
Janet Howerton
Sharon Patten
8395 N.Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Phone: (423) 893-3503 ext 3

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