Even if drivers receive a ticket for an unsafe children’s car seat, it’s a win-win situation.
Const. Jim Lebedeff said police handed out more than 100 tickets during a child restraint safety Check Stop blitz in the southeast yesterday but he said most recipients understand — and they have a get-out-of-jail-free card.
“All of the people who receive a ticket regarding car seats actually have an option to attend an information session and their ticket will be withdrawn,” Lebedeff said.
“It’s a win-win situation because they become educated and they also get rid of the fines.”
Lebedeff said about 98 per cent of child restraint ticket recipients take the information session option and most are appreciative, including James Warhoff, who volunteered to have his seat checked.
“I’m going to pick up my daughter now and I just wanted to make sure I am doing it right because I want to keep her safe,” he said.
Lebedeff said the No. 1 mistake parents make when buckling their kids in is having the seat or the straps too loose.
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