The safety and well being on Monmouth County children is one of Sheriff Shaun Golden’s top priorities. Golden’s office provides child safety seat inspections monthly at the Monmouth County Garage, 240 Center Street in Freehold, on the second Wednesday of each month between 3:30pm and 6:30pm and at the Mobile County Connection events held in conjunction with County Clerk Christine Hanlon and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, every 33 seconds, a child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash.
Next week in National Child Passenger Safety Week. Trained child safety seat specialists from Golden’s office will conduct inspections at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Center, 2500 Kozloski Rd., Freehold, on Sept. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, from 11:00 am-2:00 pm., and on Saturday Sept. 24 from 9:00 a.m. till noon. In addition to the inspections the sheriff’s office will be offering informational seminars on the importance of utilization and proper installation of child safety seats.
“Many deaths and injuries can be prevented by the proper use of car seats, boosters and seatbelts,” said Sheriff Golden. “That’s why the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is a leader in promoting and educating parents on the proper installation of child safety seats and participating in National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 18-24.”
The Mobile County Connection will be held on the first Thursday of the month, starting on October 6, at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown.