Sheriff’s Department to hold safety seat checks around Burlington County

Checkpoints will be offered at various locations around the county through September

The following information was provided by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department:

Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield recently said 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,” Stanfield said. “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:

· 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at Mt. Laurel Fire Department 361, 105 Masonville Rd. in Mt. Laurel.

· 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Moorestown Town Hall parking lot, 111 W. 2nd Street in Moorestown

· 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at Delran EMS, 900 S. Chester Ave. in Delran.

· 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at Mt. Laurel Fire Department Station 362, 3824 Church Rd. in Mt. Laurel.

· 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Medford Lakes Fire Department, 10 Stokes Rd. in Medford.

“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 one to four) by 54 percent. If used properly a child safety restraint can reduce the need for hospitalization among children four years of age and under by 69 percent.

If you have any questions, please call the Community Services Unit at (609) 265–3788.