Officers from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting Child Seat Inspections from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9, in the parking lot of the Encore Movie Theater located at 2701 Cassopolis St. in Elkhart.
Officers and certified car seat technicians from Safe Kids Elkhart County will be on hand to answer questions about seat belt usage and the proper installation of child restraint seats. Anyone who may transport children in a vehicle or those with questions is encouraged to visit with officers to ensure that they are installing their child seats correctly. Many child safety seats are not properly installed and have the potential to fail to protect the children riding in them.
By educating and encouraging the public to use seat belts and child restraints, officers are hoping to reduce the chances of serious injury and death to motorists traveling on the roadway during the summer months.