Department of Highways, District 10
Free child safety seat inspections coming to Breathitt County

Press Release Date:  Friday, February 01, 2008  
Contact Information:  H. B. Elkins
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways, District 10
473 Highway 15 South, P.O. Box 621
Jackson, KY 41339

JACKSON, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will sponsor a child safety seat inspection in Breathitt County on Friday, Feb. 8. The inspection will be held at the Jackson Fire Department, 11 Fire Station Lane, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Inspections are free and take approximately 20 minutes per seat.


KYTC’s Department of Transportation Safety conducts free child safety seat inspections across the state. Certified child safety seat experts inspect the seats for proper installation, and also provide child passenger safety tips that parents can use to make sure their children are safe whenever they ride in a motor vehicle.


Kentucky law requires children 40 inches tall or less to be restrained in a federally approved car seat,” said Ron Easter, Drive Smart coordinator for District 10. “However, statistics show that more than 90 percent of the child safety seats in use in the United States are installed incorrectly. A properly installed child safety seat can significantly reduce the odds of a child being killed or seriously injured in an automobile accident. That’s why we want to make sure that parents use their seats in the correct manner to ensure the safety of their children.”


For more information on child passenger safety, visit