NHP provides car seats to rural Nevada families in need
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
Dozens of families in rural Nevada counties will now have safety inspected car seats thanks to a money awarded to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
NHP was awarded funding for child safety seats, education and certification through their partnership with the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The funding provides training and certification for troopers to serve as child safety seat technicians.
Troopers will be trained to install safety seats correctly and provide education to motorists about the correct use of child seats.
The program also educates motorists on the installation of their own child safety seats.
Seats were distributed to rural Nevada counties in the case that a trooper encounters a motorist who does not have or cannot afford a child safety seat.
Child restraint laws in Nevada say a child less than 6 years of age and weighing less than 60 pounds is required to be secured in a child restraint system while being transported in a motor vehicle.