This week was a good example of the importance of planning your commute by receiving the most up to date information. During this storm this week, and more importantly all the time, the Peachtree City Police would like to stress the importance of the proper use seat belts and child safety restraints.
A day after the winter storm this week, a driver was traveling on Peachtree Parkway near Windgate Road when she struck a patch of ice, lost control, and flipped her vehicle. The collision investigators, who investigated the collision, determined that the proper use of a child seat and seat belts prevented serious injury to the mother and the three children.
It is extremely important to make sure all parents and caregivers are correctly securing all children in the right car restraint (rear-facing car seat, forward-facing car seat, booster seat or seat belt) for their ages and sizes. Car Crashes are the leading cause of crashes for children one to 13 years of age and over one-third of these children were not buckled or in a car seat. Statistics also show that as much as 70% of all kids are not properly buckled into the vehicle. As a reminder, almost all children under the age of eight are required by law to be in some type of child restraint or booster seat while riding in an automobile.
If you would like your car seat inspected, stop by a local Fire Station or Police Station or schedule an appointment at the Police Department by calling 770-487-8866. If you would like more information about Child Passenger Safety and making sure your child is in the correct seat please visit: www.safercar.gov/therightseat.
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