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National Child Passenger Safety Week 2018

Pictured holding a car seat.
Jade Jacobs

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. 

Jade Jacobs is a fourth year broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University. Before interning at WFSU, Jade worked at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church as a media intern in Dallas, Texas. She has also served as a live shot reporter on FAMU TV News 20, a writer for the FAMUAN and Journey Magazine and a radio personality on WANM 90.5 The Flava Station's Saturday Morning Show. After graduation, she plans to continue to work in the journalism field as a news reporter. She enjoys shopping, inspirational quotes and traveling.