FREE Booster Seat Distribution

The Gainesville Police Department will be hosting a free booster seat distribution and press event on Saturday, June 25 from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Gainesville Police Department located at 701 Queen City Parkway. This event is a partnership between the Gainesville Police Department, Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County. There will be officers present from the Northeast Traffic Enforcement Network; this includes Officers, Deputies and State Troopers from all over North Georgia.
The event will promote and serve as a reminder of the new child restraint law, which becomes effective July 1.  The new law requires children to be properly restrained in a child restraint (car seat/booster seat) appropriate for their height and weight in the backseat until they are 8 years of age.
At the event, certified child passenger safety specialists will be available to check car seats and booster seats for proper installation and provide hands-on education to parents and caregivers.  They will also be distributing free booster seats on a first come, first served basis for children ages 5 to 8.  To receive a free booster seat, the parent or caregiver must participate in a short education program, and the child must be present to be weighed and measured for the most appropriate booster seat.
The Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Harris Blackwood will be present to discuss the law with media as well as officers who are certified child safety specialists.
Any questions or comments regarding this press release please contact Officers Kevin Holbrook or Joe Britte at PublicInformationOfficer@gainesville.orgor (770)-287-0893.