A recent meeting of the Rome Exchange Club, a check for $1600 was given to the Rome Police Department for the purchase of Child Safety Car Seats. At a previous meeting, Exchangites had learned the following statistics from the Georgia State Patrol:

  • The Rome Police Department in cooperation with the Georgia State Patrol, the Floyd County Police, and the Floyd County Sheriff`s office had conducted a 60 day traffic enforcement campaign in Rome to target traffic violations.
  • One of the offenses that quickly jumped out were the number of offenses for not having children in child safety seats or improper child safety seats.
  • 526 people were cited for improper seat belt/child safety seats violations.
  • 79 new car seats were given to people who could not afford a proper child safety seat. They were also trained in the proper installation and usage of the seats.

To help replenish the supply Child Safety Seats at the Rome Police Department, the Rome Exchange Club sponsored a huge yard sale at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds with all the proceeds being turned over to the Rome PD to purchase child safety seats.

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Picture attached: Pictured is Exchangite Scottie Edwards, Chairman of the Hot Summer Daze yard sale presents a check for $1600 to Lt. Chris DeHart, commander of the Traffic Unit of the Rome PD at a recent meeting of the Rome Exchange Club. The $1600 is to be used to purchase a variety of car safety seats for Rome Police Dept to distribute to those who cannot afford one.