Northeast Missouri is in need of certified child passenger safety technicians - individuals and organizations who are certified to properly install car seats. Consequently, the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety is offering a CPS Tech Training Class in October at no charge.
Missouri law requires all children under 8 to be in a child safety or booster seat until they are 80 pounds or 4 feet 9 inches tall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four child safety seats are improperly installed.
The three-day course will be held at MoDOT's Northeast District Office in Hannibal Wednesday, Oct. 2, through Friday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a one-half hour for lunch.
Class participants are required to help at a child safety event immediately following the training, so an event is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 5.
The Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety will pay the $75 class fee for each participant and lunch will be provided.
For information contact Marisa Christy-Kerns at (660) 385-8257. To register for the class, go to the website http://www.safekids.org/certification. Registration must be completed by Friday, Sept. 13.