Car Seat Safety
Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat. Here’s a link for a car seat checklist. https://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/car_seat_checklist_for_parents_skw-gm.pdf
Purchasing a used car seat is fine…only if you know its full crash history. This means that you must buy the car seat from someone you know, not from a garage sale, thrift store or online sites. If a car seat has been in a crash, is expired or broken, it must be replaced.
Get help installing your car seat from one of our certified child passenger safety technicians. Free car seats are available if eligibility requirements are met. For more information regarding eligibility requirements or to make an appointment, contact Martha or Robin at (417) 859-2532.