Trooper First Class David Fretwell, Georgia State Patrol
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
It's National Child Passenger Safety Week. Safe Kids Georgia says properly installing car and booster seats reduces the risk of death in a crash by 71%. State Troopers say children under age 8 must be properly secured in a booster or car seat that meets state and Federal requirements.
"Children do practice what they are taught,” said Trooper First Class David Fretwell, Georgia State Patrol. “If you're not teaching your child to be in a car seat with the safety belt being utilized they're not going to do it. So it's really up to the parents to make sure that these children are restrained properly everyday."
Fretwell says GSP conducts child safety checks frequently throughout the state.