Tucson police, TMC to give away car booster seats
New law changes requirements for safety seats
On Aug. 2, a new state law will go into effect that requires car booster seats for children between 5 and 8 years old and for those shorter than 4 feet 10 inches tall, and the Tucson Police Department is teaming with TMC for Children to provide 150 free seats to Tucsonans.
The booster seats will be given away from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday at TPD's Santa Cruz Substation, 4410 S. Park Ave.
Funding for the seats came from the Tohono O'odham Tribe, said TMC spokeswoman Rhonda Bodfield.
"Research has shown us that booster seats and seat belts do save lives," said City Councilman Richard Fimbres, a former director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Those unable to go to Thursday’s distribution can take advantage of the Kohl’s Cares for Kids and the Tucson Medical Center Foundation’s “Boost Your Booty” program. Booster seats are free for children who are at least 5 years old and weighing less than 40 pounds. The child must be present for the fitting.
To make an appointment for a booster-seat fitting through the Boost Your Booty appointment, call TMC at 324-5604.