A passenger in a motor vehicle on any way who is under the age of 8 shall be fastened and secured by a child passenger restraint, unless such passenger measures more than 57 inches in height. The child passenger restraint shall be properly fastened and secured according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Unless required to be properly fastened and secured by a child passenger restraint under the preceding paragraph, a passenger in a motor vehicle on any way that is under the age of 13 shall wear a safety belt which is properly adjusted and fastened according to the manufacturer's instructions.
To assist parents and grandparents the police departments has officers who are certified as child passenger safety technicians. These officers can assist in the selection of child restraint systems; the proper installation of such systems; and how to restrain children according to child passenger best safety practice guidelines. For information contact Sgt. Gelnett, Officer Hennigan or Officer Tucker.