Sheriff’s Office Announces “Safety Seat Saturday”
The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a new program called “Safety Seat Saturday.” In an effort to better serve the needs of the community, the Sheriff’s Office will be holding a child safety seat installation and inspection on one Saturday each month. The first “Safety Seat Saturday” event is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfax County Public Safety Center – Public Parking Garage located at 10550 Page Avenue in Fairfax. This service is free and no appointment is necessary. Just bring your vehicle and safety seat. If your kid (s) is available, bring him or her too.
Trained and certified Sheriff’s deputies will help parents and caregivers ensure that their child fits securely in the safety seat and that the safety seat fits securely in the vehicle. Virginia law requires that ALL children up to age 8 must be in a child restraint device (which includes a booster seat).
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of children, ages 3-14. Research shows that seven out of 10 children in child safety seats are not properly buckled in, putting them at risk for serious injury or death in a car crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers, ages 1-4.
Future dates will be announced soon. If you have any questions please email [email protected]