The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office participated in the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week Law Enforcement Campaign conducted September 23-29. During the enforcement effort, officers issued a total of five traffic tickets including one driving while intoxicated, and four other traffic violations. No child safety seat violations were found. One fugitive was apprehended and 40 warnings were issued for various other 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.
"It's so important for parents and caregivers to understand the importance of child restraints," said Sheriff Brad DeLay. "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 form the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety and Traffic Division in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Missouri Safety Center.
For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com.