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OVPD Participating in Child Passenger Safety Week

September 20, 2018

The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) will be participating in Child Passenger Safety Week, September 23, 2018 through September 29, 2018. The national “Child Passenger Safety Week” campaign is conducted by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in conjunction with the National Highway Safety Administration. This is a nationwide effort to bring awareness to all parents and caregivers and help ensure the safety of young children traveling on roadways in our community and throughout Arizona. As part of our commitment, the Oro Valley Police Department along with Golder Ranch Fire District will be hosting a free car seat inspection event on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. At this event, parents and caregivers with car seat installation concerns can have their car seat(s) examined by a certified car seat technician. Please have your child with you to make sure all straps and fittings are properly adjusted. Call OVPD at (520) 229-5085 to schedule an appointment.

There will also be enhanced enforcement efforts focusing on child passenger safety laws during this week. Traffic Enforcement officers will deploy throughout the town during Child Passenger Safety Week focusing on the proper use of car seats and seat belts. Arizona’s child restraint law requires that every child under the age of five or a child who is at least five but under eight years of age and who is not more than four feet nine inches tall must be properly secured in a federally approved child safety seat. Officers observing violations of this law can stop a vehicle based solely on this violation.