National Child Passenger Safety Week 2018

Sep 26, 2018

Child Passenger Safety Instructor Jodi Henderson training expecting mother Stephanie Cunningham.
Credit Jade Jacobs / WFSU

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and the Tallahassee Police Department is helping parents and caregivers understand the importance of car seats, booster seats and seat belts.

Child Passenger Safety Instructor Jodi Henderson was at TPD on Wednesday to educate and train parents on car seat safety. Henderson says parents should pay attention to age, height and weight when making decisions concerning car seats for their children.

“The law says that the driver is responsible to have a child in a federally approved child restraint until the age of the six and up until the age of six they must be in an infant carrier, a convertible or a booster seat, depending on what their age, weight and height are.”

Henderson encourages parents to be attentive to the direction, harness and lock ability on all car seats. Although the week of awareness ends Saturday, TPD will continue to host car seat sessions every Wednesday at its headquarters from 9-11am.