Photo/Story Gallery 2010
Troopers Make Sure Kids are Riding Safely
Three out of four child safety seats are installed improperly in vehicles. To help more families buckle up their children properly, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles hosted car seat check events during National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 19 – 25, as a springboard to educate parents and to raise awareness of the national guidelines for putting children in the proper restraint for their age, size and weight.
On Sept 23, the Panama City District held a car seat safety check on Tyndal Air Force base. Trooper Laramie Battle, Trooper Tammy Tindle-Husar, Senior Clerk Vicki Paul, Auxiliary Trooper J. R. Fowler, Corporal Raymond Bailey and Reserve Lieutenant Joe Tucker participated in the event.
The rollover simulator was also used to educate the importance of seatbelts. During the safety check there were a total of fifty five car seats checked and twelve new seats and twelve new booster seats were provided and professionally installed. Thanks to the hard work of those members the children of the panhandle are safer.
Pictured top left: Trooper Laramie Battle, Trooper Tammy Tindle-Husar, Senior Clerk Vicki Paul, Auxiliary Trooper J. R. Fowler, Corporal Raymond Bailey. Pictured below left to right: Vicki Paul & Citizens; Trooper Tammy Tindle-Husar and Msgt. Scott Jessen; J.R. Fowler & Air Force Police; Vicki Paul & Citizen; Reserve Lt. Joe Tucker and local residents; Rollover Simulator.