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CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKPOINTS
DATES: January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 13
TIME: 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
LOCATION: 917 E. 5th Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919
Child Safety Seat Tips [PDF]
Learn the correct way to install your child's car seat. For more information call 865-215-1522.

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.

  • Child Seat CheckpointsInfants 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.
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