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Chief Peter MacDonnell
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
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Emergency:
(781)729-1212 / 911
Business:
(781)729-1214
Posted By Winchester Police on May 17th, 2018

As residents of all ages look forward to the En Ka Fair, senior prom and Town Day, Chief Peter MacDonnell and Winchester Police wish to offer tips for remaining safe during each event. The En Ka Fair takes place on May 18 and 19, senior prom is scheduled for May 30 and Town Day will […]

 

Child Safety Seats

Always Buckle Your Kids!

  1. Always buckle up children 12 years and under in the back seat.  It’s the safest place.
  2. Always use a child safety seat appropriate for the child’s age, weight and height.
  3. Never place a rear facing child safety seat in the front seat of a vehicle where an airbag is present.
  4. Always install and use child safety seats correctly, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Always set a good example by wearing your own seat belt.

Guidelines:
Infants

  • Birth to 1 year and 20 lbs. or less – Use rear-facing infant seat
  • Less than 1 year and 20 to 35 lbs. – Use rear-facing convertible seat recommended for heavier infants.

Toddlers

  • 1 to 4 years and 20 to 40 lbs. – Use forward-facing convertible seat or high back booster with harness.

Younger Kids

  • 4 to 8 years and at least 40 lbs and less than 4 ft. 9 in. – Use forward-facing belt positioning booster seat.

Older Kids

  • Over 8 years or at least 4 ft. 9 in. – Lap belt: Snug and low over the upper thighs, not over abdomen.  Shoulder belt: Snug across the chest.

For more information, visit:
kidssafetyfirst.org
or MA Executive Office of Public Safety

above information from kidssafetyfirst.org