Local law enforcement wants more kids riding in a safety seat

Thursday, February 7th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Children come in all shapes and sizes, and so do car safety seats. But finding the perfect fit can be tricky.

The National Safety Kids Campaign says 66% of the children riding in cars placed in a safety seat that is too big or small. That's why local law enforcement agencies met Thursday to do something about it.

They plan to do safety check points as well as implement educational efforts. Sand Springs Police Department, Lt Greg Fisher; "In our department we have zero tolerance if you get stopped for occupant protection you're going to get a citation." Mary Beth Ogle with the Safe Kids Coalition, "That is our goal and mission in safe kids. To keep these children protected and uninjured in the number one killer of kids, motor vehicle accidents.”

Next week is National Passenger Safety Week. That's when local law enforcement agencies will do free car seat checks and giveaway booster seats.