HPD to participate in child restraint crackdown

Missouri law requires all children under the age 8 to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat while riding in a vehicle unless they weigh 80 pounds or are 4-foot-9 in height.

Houston Police Department Chief Tim Ceplina announced that city officers are joining in on an aggressive enforcement effort Sept. 18-24 during the Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement campaign.

“Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of kids,” Ceplina said. “Nearly 73-percent of all child restraints are not used correctly. Are your kids safe?”

Ceplina said regular use of child safety seats and safety belts is the most effective way to protect people and reduce motor vehicle fatalities.

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