The Chesterfield Police Department is highlighting the efforts of its officers during a recent law enforcement campaign to promote Child Passenger Safety Week.
A recent enforcement effort by the Chesterfield Police to promote Child Passenger Safety Week resulted in officers issuing hundreds of tickets.
According to a press release, the campaign resulted in 232 traffic tickets, including 19 violations for safety belts, 103 for speeding, eight for driving while intoxicated and 103 for other traffic violations.
Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 pounds or 4’9” tall. If they are under 4 years of age, they should be secured in an approved child passenger restraint system.
“It’s so important for parents and caregivers to understand the importance of child restraints,” said Chesterfield Police Chief Ray Johnson. “It’s not just about following the law – child restraints help prevent serious injury and may even save your child’s life.”
Funding for this effort was provided through a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traffic and Highway Safety division in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Missouri Safety Center. For more information, visit the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety's website.