The Humvee, made possible through a partnership with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and the Department of Public Health, will be used to promote child passenger safety at school presentations and car seat checks.
“We must take the necessary steps to protect our most precious resources, our children,” said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood in a released statement. “When parents and caretakers are on the road, their children should be properly restrained in a car seat or booster seat to ensure their safety.”
During the Sept. 18 event at Holsenbeck Elementary, students will be able to tour the Humvee, described as the BCSO's "newest and biggest weapon in the fight against improperly buckled children." Students will also be able to tour a Barrow County Sheriff's Office patrol car and a GOHS Occupant Protection/DUI truck.
"The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is very excited to unveil our newest tool in educating our citizens throughout the state of Georgia," said Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith. "We value our citizens here in Barrow County and across this state and it is our hope that we continue to educate our citizens to buckle up, don’t text and drive, use the proper child safety seat, and don’t drive impaired."