Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
January 26, 2008
Albany -- For Jannilee Cook using a child safety seat is a no brainer.
"He is almost four months old, and he is our first child. And we really don't have any problems with him being in a car seat. Pretty much when we get him in there he goes to sleep," said Cook.
But this isn't the case for every parent.
"Some people are in such a rush to get where they need to go that they say they don't have time to do it. And a lot of kids simply take it off," said Dougherty County police officer, Dan McMuullen.
Taking the extra time can be the difference between your child's life or death. Children who don't use child safety seats are three times more likely to be injured in roadways compared to those who are properly buckled in.
"A fatality as a result of not putting on a seat belt is just senseless," said McMullen. Part of the problems is parents don't know the laws.
"Georgia State Law says that an infant from one year to 20 pounds should be in a rear facing car seat in the back seat never placed in front of an air bag. A toddler should be in a forward facing seat in the back seat of a vehicle," said McMullen.
It even applies to older children.
"Young children four years to 40 pounds should be in a booster seat in the back seat. They should be used roughly until they are eight-years-old," said McMullen.
Police say it is never okay to put a baby in a rear facing seat in front of an air bag. The state also says that any child six years old and under should always be in the back seat in a seat belt.
Overall, being sure your children are buckled in is not only the law, but can save your child's life.