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Be Sure to Place Your Child Car Safety Seat or Booster Seat in the Appropriate Location in Your Vehicle

Posted 09-26-18.

(PLEASE NOTE: The Sevierville Police Department is participating in the National Child Passenger Safety Week, which takes place from September 23-29. As part of the event, SPD will conduct a child car seat check-up event on National Seat Check Saturday, September 29. Agencies across the nation will be holding child car seat events on that day. The SPD event will be at the Police Department (300 Gary Wade Blvd.) in the Municipal Complex from 10AM-2PM.)

Placing a car seat or booster seat in an appropriate location in the vehicle is extremely important for the safety of your child.

For all children under the age of 13, the back seat is the safest place for them to ride. They are better protected from head-on collisions, which constitute about 60 percent of all crashes. In addition, they are not at risk for being injured by the passenger air bag, which is designed for adult protection in conjunction with a seat belt.

Familiarize yourself with the location of the air bags in your vehicle, with the help of your vehicle owner’s manual. A rear-facing car seat should NEVER be placed in front of an active air bag.

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Parents: Face Your Child’s Car Safety Seat in the Right Direction

Posted 09-25-18.

(PLEASE NOTE: The Sevierville Police Department is participating in the National Child Passenger Safety Week, which takes place from September 23-29. As part of the event, SPD will conduct a child car seat check-up event on National Seat Check Saturday, September 29. Agencies across the nation will be holding child car seat events on that day. The SPD event will be at the Police Department (300 Gary Wade Blvd.) in the Municipal Complex from 10AM-2PM.)

Facing the car seat in the correct direction for the age, height, weight, and developmental level of the child is critical to the safety of child passengers.
Many children are advanced to the next seat stage before they are truly ready, which puts them at greater risk for injury in a crash. NHTSA suggests that children should ride rear-facing to the upper limits of their seats, and convertible seats with higher rear-facing weight and height limits allow many children to ride rear-facing well past the age of 2. Children are also being moved prematurely from harnessed car seats into booster seats, as well as from booster seats into adult seat belts, which puts them at greater risk for injury if the seat belt does not fit them correctly. Safekids.org says that for the best protection, keep your baby in a rear-facing car seat until 2 years old or more.

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Make Sure You Select the Right Child Car Safety Seat for Your Child

Posted 09-24-18.

(PLEASE NOTE: The Sevierville Police Department is participating in the National Child Passenger Safety Week, which takes place from September 23-29. As part of the event, SPD will conduct a child car seat check-up event on National Seat Check Saturday, September 29. Agencies across the nation will be holding child car seat events on that day. The SPD event will be at the Police Department (300 Gary Wade Blvd.) in the Municipal Complex from 10AM-2PM.)

Car seats and booster seats are the basic protection systems for passengers who are too small to get the full safety benefits from adult seat belts. The goal of car seats is to provide small children with the same protection, or better, that adults obtain from seat belts and other safety equipment built into a vehicle.

They are designed to keep children within the vehicle and close to their original seating position, to prevent contact with harmful interior surfaces or other occupants, and to provide “ride-down” by gradually decelerating the child as the vehicle deforms and absorbs energy from crash forces. For this to work properly, the right seat must be selected for the child’s height, weight, and developmental levels.

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Leaf Collection Season 2018

Posted 09-19-18.

The City of Sevierville Public Works Department announces leaf collection will begin on Monday, October 15, 2018 and is scheduled to conclude January 25, 2019. This date may be adjusted if warranted by weather conditions.

Residents may choose either of the following leaf collection alternatives. Please read each alternative carefully and direct any questions you may have to the Public Works Department at 429-4567.

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Fall Swim Lessons Scheduled at the Sevierville Community Center 09-18

Posted 09-14-18.

The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled children’s swim lessons at the Community Center beginning in October.

Registration for all classes can be made online beginning October 1 @ 8:00AM. Only online registration is available. Payment ($35.00) is due at the time of registration. Registration is limited. To register, go to https://recreation.seviervilletn.org/CourseActivities.aspx?id=20&cat=3, or visit
www.seviervilleparksandrec.com.

For additional information, please call 865-453-5441.

Officers Plan to Check Child Car Safety Seats at School

Posted 09-12-18.

Sevierville Police Department officers will be conducting child car safety seat enforcement at the Sevierville Primary School on Friday, September 14. The purpose of this effort is to encourage parents and caregivers to always have their children properly secured in an appropriate child car safety seat.

Children must remain in their safety seat with seatbelts/harnesses properly secured, until the vehicle is at a complete stop and the child is ready to exit the vehicle.

The SPD is committed to the safety of our children. Please help us by properly securing your child in an appropriate child car safety seat.