Night hours and on the road checkpoints offered.
Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield announced today that her department will once again be taking their child safety seat checks on the road by offering checkpoints in multiple municipalities 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 full schedule is as follows:
Saturday, June 23 at Mt. Laurel Fire Dept. 361 located at 105 Masonville Road in Mt. Laurel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 28 at Moorestown Town Hall (Parking Lot) located at 111 West 2nd Street in Moorestown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Saturday, August 11 at Delran EMS located at 900 S. Chester Ave in Delran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Saturday, September 15 at Mt. Laurel Fire Department Station 362 located at 3824 Church Road in Mt. Laurel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Saturday, September 29 at Medford Lakes Fire Department located at 10 Stokes Road in Medford from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
“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 percent and for toddlers (ages 1 to 4) by 54 percent. If used properly a child safety restraint can reduce the need for hospitalization among children 4 years of age and under by 69 percent.
If you have any questions, please call the Community Services Unit at (609) 265–3788.