Car Seat Safety Check

Beginning May 24, the Department of Transportation will be holding its annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Running through the sixth of June, law enforcement agencies nationwide will join forces to ensure that all Americans are buckling their seat belts. Their focus will be targeted on males ages 18 to 34, as this group tends to be less likely to wear a seat belt.

While many know that New Hampshire does not, in fact, have a law that requires anyone over eighteen years of age to wear a seat belt, the children in motor vehicles still need protection. Law does require that children be in age and size appropriate, and properly secured restraints until 6 years of age and 55 inches tall. Adult belts are required for children ages 6 to 17.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration blames motor vehicle accidents as the number one leading death for children ages 3 to 6 and ages 8 to 14. NHTSA also estimated that 3 out of every 4 parents do not properly install child safety restraints.

Check your child’s car seat! The New Hampshire Child Passenger Safety Program will be conducting a car seat installation inspection in Hudson on Thursday. Be sure to bring your car and children to ensure their safety.

When: Thursday, May 27
From 1 PM until 2 PM; appointments required

Where: Directly across from the Hudson Police Station

Contact Vinny Curro, Call Fire Fighter, CPS Technician, Londonderry Fire Rescue, for more information or to schedule an appointment. Call (603) 432-1100 Ext. 367, or email vcurro@londonderrynh.org.

And remember: “Click It or Ticket”

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