Children are Priceless Passenger (CAPP) Program
According to statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and serious physical injury for children under five years of age. Approximately 15 to 20 children in that age range die each year in Arizona as a result of mis-usage or non-usage of child safety seats.
For these reasons, the Flagstaff Municipal Court, in cooperation with the Coconino County Health and Human services and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has instituted the Children are Priceless Passengers (C.A.P.P.) program. The program is a pilot child safety seat program set up to address citations with a violation of A.R.S. 28-907A.
What are the benefits?
CAPP is an educational program that offers child safety seat classes in the Flagstaff area. Instructors are certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Completion of this class will result in suspension of all court fines and fees associated with this charge. This class is the only proof of child passenger ownership that the court will accept.
If you have received a citation for not having a child safety seat in your vehicle, you will have the opportunity to obtain a new child safety seat at the class. If you were cited for not using a child safety seat, you must bring the seat to class for inspection and certification of the seat.
What must I do?
If a defendant is charged with A.R.S. 28-907A, there are three options for resolving that charge:
- Plead “not responsible” and set it to Civil Traffic Hearing.
- Plead “responsible” and pay the $118 sanction.
- Participate in the C.A.P.P. program.
If you would like to attend a CAPP class instead of paying the fine you must contact the Flagstaff Municipal Court prior to the court date indicated on your citation. You will then be given an extension of 45 days to contact the class provider and complete the class.
You will receive a certificate when you complete the class. The certificate of completion MUST be received by the court by the end of the 45 day extension. No further extensions will be granted. Failure to provide proof of completion will result in a default judgement, additional fines and fees and possible MVD driver's license suspension.