February is occupant safety month, and police say they’ll be on the lookout for drivers who don’t secure their kids in a booster or car seat.
The Prince Albert Police Service will be handing out tickets, as usual, but they’re launching another line of attack. Traffic officers are carrying seats in their vehicles, and they’ll be giving them out to parents they stop on the road for not having their children strapped in.
Constable Mike Ozar said he sees too many parents who don’t have proper booster seats in their cars.
“Last year I believe I gave out between 50 and 60 booster seat tickets,” he said. “Just speaking for myself, I have been at too many accidents where small kids and children were involved.”
“I always preach to people that whether you’re going across the street or across the city, you should have one.”
The law requires that any child under seven years old, under 80 pounds, or shorter than four feet nine inches be seated on a booster.
For more on this story, please see the Feb. 10 print or e-edition of the Daily Herald.