Department of Highways, District 6
Free Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection to be Held at Harrison County
Department of Transportation Safety to Inspect Child Safety Seats in Cynthiana
FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 26, 2007)—The Department of Transportation Safety is sponsoring a free child safety seat inspection on Wednesday, February 7 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. (CST) at the Harrison County Auto Repair, 209 North Main Street. Nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will check for recalls and inspect seats for correct installation and usage. Participants will be educated on proper installation techniques and should allow approximately 20 minutes per seat.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show over 90 percent of child safety seats in the United States are installed incorrectly. When used correctly, child safety seats are 71 percent effective in reducing infant fatalities, 67 percent effective in reducing the need for hospitalization and 54 percent effective in reducing fatalities for children ages one to four.
Buckle That Child Hotline - Call 1-888-235-8KID with the Kentucky license plate number of a vehicle with an unrestrained child. An educational packet will be sent to the registered owner.
The call is confidential.