Engineers are working hard to ensure that cars and car seats are designed to keep kids as safe as possible. But it’s up to every parent to take full advantage of these innovations by making sure car seats and booster seats are used and installed correctly. Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States.
Here’s what you need to know:
73% of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat.
Only buy a used car seat only if you know its full crash history. Car seats involved in accidents need to be replaced
Wear your seat belt. When adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts.
If you have any questions or concerns, certified child passenger safety technicians are able to help or even double check your work. The State College Police Department has (7) certified child passenger safety technicians to help you. Contact the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150 to schedule a car seat inspection.
For your convenience the State College Police Department’s certified car seat technicians also host several community car seat inspection events each year. At both scheduled inspections and community event inspections you will learn how to install your car seat free of charge and technicians will help make sure your car seat is installed properly.