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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Law officers are stressing the need for parents to follow Georgia's new child safety seat law.
According to a AAA survey, 25% of you don't think a booster seat is necessary after a child outgrows a car seat.
But the law changed in Georgia in July.
Now, children must be properly secured in a car seat or booster seat until they're 8-years old.
Keeping your child in a car seat or booster seat keeps you and your child safe.
And children should stay in a safety seat until the seat belt fits them correctly, across the hips and collar bone.
Sarah McCary's 3 year old son has outgrown his car seat, so now he sits in a booster seat.
"It kind of keeps him in the right position, keeps him from moving around a lot, keeps him secure," says Sarah McCary, Parent.
Even though a child is too big for a car seat, that does not mean a seat belt will fit them properly.
"Since the child has a shorter torso and their body is shorter, whenever you put hem in a seat belt instead of the seat belt coming across the shoulder, it goes across their face or somewhere else it is not supposed to go, and then the lap belt is supposed to go across the upper thighs, but on a child it is going to go across their stomach, it you got in a wreck, that could cause some internal damage," says Don Berger, Senior State Trooper.
On July 1st 2011, The Georgia Child Passenger Safety Law changed, keeping children in a safety seat longer.
Children now must be in a safety seat until they're 8 years old unless they're 4-feet 9-inches tall before that age.
"It increases the safety for the child, it increases the stability and if someone were to be in an accident, then it would keep them safer than if they were not," says McCary.
And keeping your children secure is not only safe for your child but for you as well.
"Kids are getting smarter these days, they can unbuckle seat belts and get loose while parents are driving, trying to concentrate driving," says McKnzie Childs, Parent.
"Statistics I believe show that it is probably more safe for them to be in a booster seat, and I would not take any chances," says McCary.
So it might take a few extra minutes to properly secure your child in a safety seat, but those few minutes could save their life.
Make sure you always read and follow instructions to make sure you are using the safety seat correctly.
For more information about changes to the Child Passenger Safety Law and to find out how to restrain your child properly, go to www.gahighwaysafety.org.