WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Warrensburg Police Department announced in a news release, that they will be joining Law Enforcement for an aggressive Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign.
The department is trying to crack down on child safety seat law violators to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children. The news release says that car crashes are the number one killer of kids and almost 73% of all child restraints are not used correctly.
Chief Rich Lockhart said, “regular child safety seat and safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities.”
Children under age 8 in Missouri are to be restrained in a safety or booster seat until they are 80 pounds or 4-foot, 9- inches tall.
This will take place September 18, 2016 through September 24, 2016.