Child Passenger Safety Week underway

Posted at 1:29 PM, Sep 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-14 16:29:14-04

Child Passenger Safety Week is now underway.

Several law enforcement agencies are taking action to make sure children are safe on the roads.

According to Glendale police, every 34 seconds a child is involved in a vehicle crash.

It's one of the reasons Glendale police will be out in full force this week.

Sergeant David Vidaure was patrolling school zones during the day Monday and within just minutes, he caught a speeder.

"She's taking her juvenile daughter to school here and running late so unfortunately it caused her to speed,” Sgt. Vidaure said.

Police are also checking to make sure kids are strapped in car seats and that the seats are installed right--something AAA Arizona officials say most people don't do.

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Car seat technician Cristy Robinson says, "three out of four car seats aren't installed properly. That could be one minor detail or three or four things that are wrong with it." 

She says to make sure straps are tight and the base is secure. Also know your car seats history.

Sgt. Vidaure says the patrol isn't about giving tickets but a simple safety message. "You put your car seat belt need to make sure it's the same with the kids."

AAA Arizona will be hosting a free event to check your car seat. They'll even be giving a few seats away.

The event is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at their Chandler office off of Ray Road and McClintock.