September 21, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police will be checking child safety seats for proper installation and use as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. Trained technicians will be doing inspections from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Summit Health Center, 757 Norland Ave. Children up to age 8 must be restrained in a safety seat, a news release stated. For more information about the inspections, call 717-264-5161. Also, the Franklin County (Pa.)
October 10, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Last summer, Adam Barnhart's parents were all ready to bring him home from the hospital in a body cast when they realized there were no child safety seats for his special needs. "I was worried all the way home, just 2 1/2 miles," said Jo Ellen Barnhart, mother of the two-year-old boy. A telephone call to the Easter Seal Society in Washington County resulted in a special needs' seat being loaned to the family while Adam was in his cast.
April 19, 1999
Starting Thursday, child safety seat checkpoints will be available through the Maryland State Police for anyone wanting to make sure they have youngsters properly restrained in their vehicles. "We are participating in the Chief's Challenge, a nationwide effort by law enforcement to encourage the use of seatbelts and child safety seats," said Lt. Bruce Smith, commander of the Maryland State Police barracks at Hagerstown. Thursday's checkpoint will be at the barracks on Col. Henry Kyd Douglas Drive from 4 to 6 p.m. The barracks also will be the site of three additional checkpoints - April 28 and May 3 from 8 to 10 a.m.; and May 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. In addition, checkpoints will be available May 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at Children's Village of Washington County on Mount Aetna Road and on May 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hancock's Widmeyer Park.
February 11, 2002
This is Child Passenger Safety Week By MARLO BARNHART email@example.com Area police and health officials will emphasize the use of child safety seats during Child Passenger Safety Week, Feb. 10-16. Proper installation and use of child safety seats will be demonstrated by Washington County Sheriff's deputies on Monday and Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m. at Boonsboro Elementary School at 5 Campus Ave. Deputies will also be stationed at Sharpsburg Elementary School at 17525 Shepherdstown Pike on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 a.m. to show parents how to use the seats to prevent injuries to their children in an accident.
September 2, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Community Rescue Service takes its mission of protecting children very seriously. And now the CRS ambulances are equipped to better serve those young patients. Thanks to Safe Kids of Washington County, all CRS ambulances are now equipped with five-point child safety seats, according to Brent Bankson, a CRS paramedic. The upgrade came about when Bankson called Safe Kids director Beth Kirkpatrick at Washington County Hospital. "Brent called and said he was interested in the work of Safe Kids of Washington County," Kirkpatrick said.
July 6, 2011
Pennsylvania State Police reported that seven people were killed in crashes during the four-day Fourth of July holiday, a slight decrease from a year ago. WHTM-TV reported on its website Tuesday that State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said 723 crashes were investigated, 358 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence and 519 people were cited for not wearing seat belts. State police also issued 7,007 speeding citations, along with 103 citations to motorists for not securing their children in child safety seats.
February 5, 2003
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Children can be fingerprinted and adults can have their child safety seats inspected by professionals Saturday at a family safety awareness event at Jennings Chevrolet, Cadillac, Oldsmobile in Chambersburg. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers from the South-Central Pennsylvania Highway Safety Committee will inspect child sheets and show people how to install them in their own car. The Chambersburg Fire Department will be on hand to fingerprint and photograph children for identification and will pass out educational safety literature.
July 22, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - If a child safety seat moves more than one inch from side to side, if the harness does not seem to fit properly or if parents simply want to ensure their child's seat is installed correctly, they can come to a clinic Friday. Linda Heflin, assistant coordinator for the Eastern Panhandle Safe Community Program, said she has examined several child safety seats in people's cars. "Most of the time, when they come in, they are not in correct," she said.
July 22, 2002
Children escape serious injury in Pa. crash CHAMBERSBURG, Pa - Two children secured in child safety seats escaped serious injury early Saturday when the car they were riding in ran off Pa. 696 and crashed into a concrete wall, Pennsylvania State Police said. The driver, Tyson Loy, age unknown, of Shippensburg, Pa., was driving a 1990 Volkswagen at 8:20 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel, police said. A 2-year-old girl was unhurt while an 8-month-old boy received minor injuries.
November 26, 1997
Tips for holiday driving The American Automobile Association offers the following safety tips for motorists over the holiday weekend: -- Make sure everyone in the vehicle is buckled up and seated in the proper position while on the road. -- In vehicles with air bags, drivers should sit at least 12 inches away from the steering wheel while maintaining a comfortable position that allows proper control on the vehicle. -- Front-seat passengers should sit as far back from the dashboard as possible.