Jackson Police Will Crack Down on Child Restraint Violations

Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 lbs or 4’9” tall.

Jackson Police announced that they are joining with other law enforcement September 15-21 for an aggressive Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign to crack down on Missouri’s child safety seat law violators and to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children.

Car crashes are the number one killer of kids.  Nearly 73 percent of all child restraints are not used correctly.  The question parents and drivers need to ask themselves “is your child safe”?

Lt. Scott Eakers said regular child safety seat and safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.  For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com