Albany Police conduct car seat safety checks

Albany Police conduct car seat safety checks
Cpl. Phyllis Walters, Albany Police Dept.
Cpl. Phyllis Walters, Albany Police Dept.
Angela Dave, Parent
Angela Dave, Parent

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With the holidays coming up, thousands of drivers will be on the roads and their little ones need proper seat restraints.

The Albany Police Department held a Child Safety Seat Check Friday to make sure that kids are safely buckled up before their parents hit the roads for the holidays.

Cpl. Phyllis Walters with the Albany Police Department checked car seats and gave a hands on training demonstration to parents on how to properly install them.

"There's different styles, different kinds, but you want to make sure that you've got the right kind for the right size and right height for your child," said Cpl. Phyllis Walters, Albany Police Department.

Angela Dave says she's been on a search trying to find the right car seat for her grandchild.

"I was hunting around at all the consignment stores to find my grand baby a car seat and the Salvation Army told me to come up here to check and see if ya'll were helping with car seats," said Angela Dave, Parent.

Police also informed parents about car seats on the recall list. With drivers hitting the roads in the upcoming days police say it's not uncommon to find a child not in a proper car seat and it's something their looking for.

"Three out of four cars that are on the streets that the child is not properly secured in a seat," said Walters.

Walters says drivers who don't follow the state law could suffer consequences.

"If the child is not secured in a car seat they can get a ticket for that violation," said Walters.

Dave says she's appreciative for the police's help.

"I think it's awesome because I mean a lot of people don't have the money this time of year," said Dave. "Bills and everything is excessive."

Cpl. Walters says you can always go by the Albany Police Department to see a technician for any car seat questions.

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