CHILD SAFETY SEATS PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN
Tips for "best practices" when driving with children as passengers:
· Children from birth to 1 year and less than 20-22 pounds should be in a rear-facing infant seat.
It is safest to have these seats in the back seat and away from air bags.
· Children 1 to 4 years and 20 to 40 pounds should ride in a forward-facing child seat.
· Children who have outgrown a child safety seat, typically when they are over 40 pounds
and 5 years of age, should transition to a booster seat which assists in the proper fit
of a safety belt.
· Children who are over 57" and 80 pounds, typically around 8 years of age, are ready to use
just a safety belt.
· Children 12 and younger should never sit in the front seat. The safest seating position is in the
back seat, away from air bags if possible.
· Children 13 years of age or older should ride in the front seat, but should position their seat as
far back as possible from the air bag.
· Always wear your lap and shoulder belt when driving -- it protects you in case of a crash and
it sets a good example for children.
For additional information on child passenger safety, please refer to the Executive Office of Public Safety at www.mass.gov/childsafetyseats
To schedule a free appointment with a certified child seat installation technician, or for further information, Contact Officer Katie Knab by calling the North Andover Police Department at 978-683-3168.
Project ChildSafe - FREE Gun Locks
Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program promoting firearm safety and is sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The North Andover Police Department is an involved law enforcement agency that will assist this program by distributing "free" gun locks to any gun owner with a permit that is issued by the Town of North Andover.
Current Massachusetts firearms laws makes it illegal to leave an unattended gun unlocked or not in a locked safe area. The ChildSafe gun locks are at the police station.
Come in person to the front desk and present you firearms license!
For more information go to www.projectchildsafe.org/news