Georgia State Patrol Post 11 hosted a GSP training Thursday at Lowe’s in Hinesville so troopers could become certified as child passenger safety technicians and parents could be sure their child’s car seats were properly installed.
“Our goal is to educate families about the importance of child seats and make sure every family is leaving safer than they arrived,” said Trooper Andy Singuefield, safety education coordinator. “Ninety percent of all child seats are installed improperly in the United States. We are trying to reduce injuries and fatalities involving child safety seats.”
GSP Post 11 in Hinesville now has six troopers certified to check child safety seats for proper installation, Singuefield said.
The safety education coordinator thanked the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Department, Hinesville Ford and Lowe’s Home Improvement for helping to facilitate the troopers’ three-day training class. Fourteen troopers took the safety education course, he said.
The local GSP can check residents’ child safety seats to ensure proper installment. Call 370-2600 for assistance.
For more information, visit www.ridesafegeorgia.org, www.NHTSA.gov or www.safekids.org.