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Sevierville Police Department Child Car Safety Seat Check September 23, 2017

Posted August 31, 2017

The City of Sevierville Police Department (SPD) has scheduled a free Child Car Safety Seat Check from 10:00AM-1:00PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Sevierville Police Department, 300 Gary Wade Blvd.

Through past child car safety seat checks, the SPD has learned that many child car safety seats are no longer safe due to past accidents, the age of the seat, manufacturer recalls or missing parts. The SPD is committed to keeping our children safe, so when we determine that a child car safety seat is unsafe, we will provide a new seat to parents who cannot otherwise afford a replacement.

Despite good intentions, over 90% of child car safety seats are improperly installed. In fact, over 40% of child fatalities in traffic accidents are due to improperly installed child car safety seats. Certified SPD officers will be available to perform inspections of the seats, demonstrate proper installation techniques and offer general assistance.

SPD encourages parents to join us in this effort to keep our children as safe as possible while riding in a car.

In addition to the above events, parents may also come to the SPD at 300 Gary Wade Blvd. for a free seat inspection, when a technician is available. Please call in advance (453-5507) to ensure that a technician is on duty.