By: Lanetra Bennett
December 6, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Police and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare teamed up Friday to make sure precious cargo stays safe this holiday season.
Crews from both were busy inspecting child safety seats at the Walgreens off Magnolia Drive from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Parents were able to stop by from noon to two to let police officers and certified officials with TMH check to see if their car seats were installed properly. Parents were also able to learn how to do install the seats.
Margaret Beshara is expecting her first child. She says, "I did not know how to install a car seat. So, now I do and I feel confident in doing it if I have to take it in or out or put it in another car. So, I'm very grateful to TPD and TMH for putting together these community services."
The event is a community service to promote awareness and educate citizens as to the hazards of an improperly installed car seat.
TPD holds child passenger safety inspections at the police station every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The department is located at 234 E. 7th Avenue, (850) 891-4261.
Florida law dictates that all children five years of age or younger be in a federally approved child restraint device.
Websites on Child Passenger Safety Provided by the Tallahassee Police Department
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration www.nhtsa.gov
Safe Kids Worldwide www.safekids.org
American Academy of Pediatrics www.aap.org
Florida Law/Statutes www.leg.state.fl.us