TPD boosts Child Passenger Safety Week - Tucson News Now

TPD boosts Child Passenger Safety Week

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Police Department officers say they will focus on car seat use in the coming days during Child Passenger Safety Week.

Every child under age 8 must be properly secured in a federally approved child safety seat, according to Arizona's child restraint laws. Visible violation of this law can lead police to initiate a traffic stop.

The Tucson Police Department, along with Safe Kids Pima County, Tucson Medical Center and the Sunnyside School District will host a car seat check and booster seat distribution at the end of Child Passenger Safety Week on September 21.

Parents of children aged 5 to 8 years old can receive a free booster seat from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ocotillo Learning Center at 5702 S. Campbell. The children must weigh over 40 pounds and be no taller than 4'9" to be eligible for the free seat.

TPD Nationally Certified Car Seat Technicians will be at the event to answer car seat, booster seat and child safety questions.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety Occupant Protection Grant will fund the event.

Questions can be directed to Sergeant Mary Kay Slyter in the traffic division at (520) 837-7250.

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