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Sevierville Police Department Child Car Safety Seat Check at Chik-fil-A

Posted 09-27-17

The City of Sevierville Police Department (SPD) has scheduled a free Child Car Safety Seat Check from 8:00AM-11:00AM on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Chick-fil-A, 1432 Parkway in front of Wal Mart.

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, assistance will be provided to replace the unsafe seat.

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, and Chick-fil-A encourage parents to join us in this effort to keep our children as safe as possible while riding in a car. Chick-fil-A will be handing out coupon cards to the parents/families that attend the car seat check.

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.