Cocoa Police Officer Moderson Turns Suspicious Vehicle Call into Lesson on Securing a Child in a Car Seat
By Space Coast Daily // July 26, 2021
Children should be in rear seats until age 12
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Police Department received a call for a suspicious vehicle, which ended up in a random opportunity to teach a new dad how to keep children properly secured in a vehicle.
When Officer Moderson stopped a vehicle in the area of South Carolina Avenue and Counts Street and noticed that there were children in the vehicle not properly secured. He then made sure the little ones were in a child seat that was tightly secured and buckled in and sent them on their way.
Always remember: Children should be in the rear seats until at least age 12 since deployed front seat airbags can be dangerous to children.
Florida law requires children age five and under to be secured properly in a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device.
Children, ages zero to three must be in child restraint devices of a separate carrier or a vehicle manufacturer’s integrated child seat.
Children, ages four and five must be in a separate carrier, integrated child seat, or booster seat.
The best child seat is one that fits your child, fits your car, and that drivers will use correctly every time.