Safe Journey Warns Car Seats And Winter Coats Are A Dangerous Winter Mix

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bulky winter coats and car seats are a dangerous combination, says representatives of Safe Journey at the Hamilton County Sheriff's office. Car seat professionals advise to put nothing thicker than a sweatshirt on a child under the harness straps of the car seat.  

In the event of a crash, the bulky material of a winter coat could compress, creating slack in the harness straps. When the harness straps are not snug on the child, the straps are not able to do their job of helping the child come to a gentle stop in a crash. It is even possible that the child could slip through the harness straps due to the slack and come out of the car seat during a crash. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends buckling a child in the car seat wearing indoor clothing, then placing a blanket over the child for warmth, or placing the child’s winter coat on the child backwards after securing the harnesses.  

A car seat is designed to protect a child in the event of a crash. People must use the car seat correctly, following all of the manufacturer’s recommendations, in order for the car seat to perform properly. 

For more information call Safe Journey at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 893-3503, option 3 or attend one of Safe Journey’s car seat checkpoints. The schedule is available at hcsheriff.gov, under the uniform services tab. 

Safe Journey is a project funded through the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.




Geraldo Holguin, M.D. Joins CHI Memorial Medical Group

CHI Memorial Medical Group announces Geraldo Holguin, M.D., has joined Buz Standefer Lung Center.  Dr. Holguin received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.  He completed his residency and internship in internal medicine at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  He completed fellowships in pulmonary/critical ... (click for more)

Reach Health And Wellness Chiropractic Holds Grand Opening For Collegedale Clinic

Reach Health and Wellness Chiropractic held its grand opening event at their Collegedale clinic. The event was well attended and highlighted by the Collegedale Academy Jazz band as well as guest speakers including Collegedale Mayor Katie Lamb, County Commissioners Chester Bankston and Phil Garver and the Collegedale/Ooltewah Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Steele. Mayor ... (click for more)

Jamichael Eddins, 24, Killed, Randall Davenport, 28, Injured In Shooting On Carousel Road; Suspect Is Arrested

Jamichael Eddins, 24, was killed, and Randall Davenport, 28, was injured in a shooting on Tuesday afternoon.   Chattanooga Police were called at 5:25 p.m. to the 1400 block of Carousel Road on reports of two people who had been shot. Upon arrival police, located both victims who had sustained injuries from gunshot wounds.   Eddins succumbed to his injuries ... (click for more)

City Council Approves TIF For Extension Of MLK Boulevard To The Riverwalk

The City Council voted Tuesday to approve Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to extend MLK Boulevard across Riverfront Parkway to the Blue Goose Hollow Trailhead at the Riverwalk. The agreement is with Evergreen Real Estate of Nashville to build the extension across property it has already begun to develop at the site across from the old Newton Chevrolet and Kelly Subaru. The developer ... (click for more)

MLK Boulevard TIF Is A Public Scam From People You Should be Able To Trust

TIFs (Tax Incremental Financing) were created to allow cities to do projects they cannot afford.  A TIF project also allows various private construction costs to be subsidized by sequestered  future  property taxes that normally would go into the general fund for running a city. It’s credit card spending with a new fancy name. Politicians love it because it sounds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Principal’s Reaction

On the morning after the mass shooting in Florida last week, a 17-year-old at Ledyard High School in Connecticut made an offhand comment during his first period class, “I could buy an AR-15.” At that, all the teachers panicked. Really. The school was soon so rattled by the comment the principal called the cops. And those five words got the child shackled, taken into custody, and ... (click for more)