William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Randolph Police Department to Host Child Safety Seat Checkpoint
RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department will be hosting a child safety seat checkpoint this weekend.
Saturday, June 3, from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Randolph Police Station (rear lot), 41 South Main St.
Randolph Police Department
Residents can bring their unused child safety seat and have it properly installed by certified public safety child safety seat installers, or bring a previously installed child safety seat to make sure it is installed correctly.
There will be a limited number of child safety seats available to replace broken, unsafe or expired safety seats for those in need on a first come first serve basis.
Additionally, the safety seat checkpoint will feature the Massachusetts State Police’s rollover simulator, which demonstrates the effects of not using a seatbelt or properly installed child safety seat.
“This is an incredibly important event to us,” Chief Pace said. “We want to make sure all residents with children are using properly secured child safety seats, and I hope parents will take this opportunity to check in and make sure their seats are installed the right way.”
About Child Safety Regulations:
All children riding as a passenger in motor vehicles must be in a federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall. Children older than 8 years old or taller than 57 inches then must wear seat belts. According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, 75 percent of child safety seats are installed incorrectly.