| CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKPOINTS
Learn the correct way to install your child's car seat. For more information call 865-215-1522.
|DATES: January 10,
November 14 and
TIME: 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
LOCATION: 917 E. 5th Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919
|Child Safety Seat Tips [PDF]
Information you should know:
Most crashes occur near home and can be violent, even at lower speeds. When used correctly, child safety seats can prevent injuries and save lives.
Children 12 years old and under should ride properly restrained in the back seat.
Infants should ride in rear-facing safety seats as long as possible; at least until they are 12 months old and weigh at least 20 pounds. The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children remain rear-facing up to 2 years of age to reduce stress and injury to the neck and spine. Many seats today allow for children to remain rear-facing up to 35 pounds or greater.
Children who are at least one-year of age and exceed the upper weight limit of the rear-facing child safety seat should ride forward facing in an appropriate seat. Many allow up to 65 lbs.-80lbs. for the harness.
Those children who exceed the weight limit of forward facing seats must use a booster seat until the lap and shoulder belt fit correctly (around 9 years of age).
Once a child reaches their ninth birthday or 4’9” the lap and shoulder belt in the car should fit them correctly.
In order to fit children properly all child safety seats must be installed and used according to the manufacturer’s instructions and the vehicle owner’s manual.
The Knoxville Police Department has checked almost 6,000 child safety seats. Most installations have been improved at a checkpoint.
Checkpoints sponsored by the Knoxville Police Dept.