The Rolla Police Department announced today they are joining with law enforcement September 17-23 for an aggressive Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign to crack down on Missouri’s child safety seat law violators. Rolla Fire and Rescue can help parents stay in compliance.

Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 lbs or 4’9” tall.
The Rolla Police Department announced today they are joining with law enforcement September 17-23 for an aggressive Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign to crack down on Missouri’s child safety seat law violators and to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children.

Car crashes are the number one killer of kids. Booster seats reduce the risk of serious injury by 45 percent for children aged 4-8 years when compared with seat belt use alone. Is your child safe?

Chief Sean Fagan said regular child safety seat and safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

For parents needing help to check or install child safety seats, Rolla Fire and Rescue will help, because all first responders are certified technicians to ensure seats are safe. Call 573-364-3989 to make an appointment. City of Rolla Fire and Rescue’s Lynette Manley said Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.is the preferred time, but they will schedule after hours or weekends to accommodate  busy parents, if needed.

For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com.