The Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section will organize a car seat check-up during the “Click It or Ticket” Basketball Tournament at the Kea’au High School Gym from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
The public is invited to have certified car seat technicians check their car seats for proper installation. Participants will receive “Soda Saver” can lids.
Hawai’i’s Child Passenger Restraint law requires children under 4 to ride in child safety seats. Children 4 through 7 must ride in child passenger restraints or booster seats. Violators are required to appear in court. If convicted, they must attend a 4-hour class and may be assessed a penalty of $100 to $500, depending on the number of offenses.
A Hawai’i State tax credit of $25 per year applies to the purchase of a child passenger restraint.
The most compelling reason for using a child passenger restraint is the safety of your child. Research shows that child passenger restraints can reduce death by as much as 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers.
For more information, please call Dieter H Blattler, Traffic Safety Coordinator, at 961-2226.