Officer Gives Mom a Car Seat, Instead of a Ticket

An Emmett Township Public Safety Officer got all the attention the other day, after deciding to lend a helping hand to a young mother. Instead of fining the driver, whose car didn’t have a child seat, the officer did what he had to to in order to help the driver's daughter. The woman’s five-year old child was riding unsecured and the officer boug but she even received a new booster seat.
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Sometimes life is just a big surprise and good things happen to yourself when you expect the less at least this was the case with young mom Alexis DeLorenzo and her 5-year old daughter. The two got pulled over last Friday by officer Ben Hall in Emmett Township, Michigan, after the man responding to a call of a child riding in a vehicle unsecured in a car seat.

When I spoke to [DeLorenzo], she was very forthcoming and knew that the child should be in a booster seat. She admitted that she was wrong and that she had recently fallen on hard times,” officer Hall told FOX 17 News. Instead of giving her a ticket, the officer told the woman to meet him at a nearby Walmart shop so he could buy a booster seat for her daughter.

Not only dis the man’s gesture impress everybody, but it definitely made for a good example for all of us. After all, $50 should mean nothing in comparison to the life of a child.

In fact, figures show the situation is pretty serious.

In the U.S. (during 2011) more than 650 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 148,000 were injured. A study coming from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that, in one year, more that 618,000 children aged 0-12 rode in vehicles without the use of a child safety seat or booster seat, or at least a seat belt. Of the children who died in a crash in 2011, 33% were not buckled up.
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