MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This week is Child Passenger Safety Week and the goal is to educate parents and caregivers on how to best keep their child safe on the roads.
Wednesday, the Mt. Moriah Police Department gave away child safety equipment to parents instead of pulling them over because their child was not properly strapped in.
"If we pull you over, some officers do have car seats in their car and we will have trained technicians who take a class with highway patrol to properly to help us and everyone else with their car seats," said MPD Officer Antoine Smith.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are one of the leading causes of death for kids.
In 2019, more than a third of children under 13 that were killed in a car accident were not buckled in using a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt.