Department earns grant to focus on booster seat use

TAYLOR — The city’s Police Department is one of only two in the United States selected to assist in a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration focusing on enforcing state booster seat law requirements.


Taylor (population 65,000) and the city of Wenatchee, Wash. (population 28,000), received federal funds to develop and evaluate various strategies for enforcing the requirements and recommend effective strategies that can be easily implemented in other communities nationwide.


Taylor’s Traffic Division will oversee the $283,000 project, which will be composed of several components: public information and education regarding Michigan’s new Child Restraint (“booster seat”) Law requirements enacted July 1, 2008; enforcement of the new requirements commencing this month through February 2010 in various targeted locations throughout the city and the recording of all relevant data necessary for the successful completion of the cooperative agreement.


Further information on the agreement is available by contacting Lt. John Blair of the department’s Support Services Division at (734) 374-1390.