State police conducting child passenger seat safety checks

SUSSEX COUNTY – Delaware State Police remind families that troopers will be available to assist with their child safety seats at troops throughout the state.

Did you know 4 out of 5 car seats are not being properly used?

Each day as you drive with your little riders they should be safe and securely fastened in the correct child passenger seat. It is critical to ensure your children are protected. The Delaware State Police are here to help safeguard youngsters with the proper installation of child restraint seats.

“We recommend everyone take advantage of this great opportunity to have their child safety seats checked by a trooper, who is a certified technician in child passenger safety,” said state police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz.

Appointments are necessary and can be scheduled through the Community Outreach Unit.  During the safety check the Safety technicians will demonstrate the installation of the child safety seats and answer any questions or concerns you may have about child restraint.

Community Outreach Unit representatives:

  • Sussex County: Cpl. Juanita Huey, 232-3459;
  • New Castle County: Cpl. Michael Austin, 834-2630;
  • Kent County: Cpl. Heather Imhof 697-4454

Contact troopers assigned to the Community Outreach Unit for assistance in finding a location nearest you to schedule an appointment to get car seats checked for free:

Troopers certified as a Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician receive 40 hours of training composed of classroom lectures, hands-on practice with car seats and vehicle restraint systems, required written and practical exams culminating with a public car seat check event.

For more information, visit http://ohs.delaware.gov/carseat.shtml.

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