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Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield announced today that her department will be taking their child safety seat checks on the road by offering checkpoints in multiple locations to extend services to more residents.
“In addition to the checkpoints we hold at the County Administration Building each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department has additional checkpoints planned for this year throughout the county,” said Sheriff Stanfield. “Additionally, the night hours at the County Administration Building will be resuming from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our goal is to provide busy parents this free service with additional locations and more flexible hours.”
The first checkpoint will be held Saturday, April 8 at the Mt. Laurel Fire Station, Station 363 located at 69 Elbo Lane in Mt Laurel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 20
St. Joan of Arc Parish
100 Willow Bend Road
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 10
Mt. Laurel Fire Station
3824 Church Road
Saturday, September 9
105 Masionville Centerton Road
“Our Child Passenger Safety Seat Program conducts hands-on training for parents and caregivers to ensure that their children’s safety seats are properly installed,” Sheriff Stanfield continued. “The Sheriff's Department Child Safety Seat Team consists of State Certified Technicians who provide a one-on-one learning experience and also check child seats for safety concerns and recalls."
“According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, research on the effectiveness of child safety seats shows their use can reduce fatalities for children under one-year-old by 71% and for toddlers (ages 1-4) by 54%,” concluded Sheriff Stanfield. “If used properly a child safety restraint can reduce the need for hospitalization among children 4 years of age and under by 69%.”
If you have any questions, please call the Community Services Unit at 609-265-3788.