Buckle up your kids or pay the price - Franklin County cracking down on child restraint violations

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Franklin County, MO - Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 lbs or 4'9" tall.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office announced today they are joining with law enforcement September 16-22 for an aggressive Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign to crack down on Missouri's child safety seat law violators and to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children.

Car crashes are the number one killer of kids.  Nearly 73 percent of all child restraints are not used correctly.  Is your child safe?

Sgt. Tom Leasor said regular child safety seat and safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.