DATE: Monday, September 24, 2018
SUBJECT: Child Seat Inspection Clinic this Friday
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

In partnership with the Automotive Safety Program, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will operate a free Child Seat Inspection Clinic this Friday support of Child Passenger Safety Week.

The child seat inspection station will operate on Friday, September 28, 2018 betwen 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm at Washington Square Mall. Child Passenger Safety Technicians from the Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to inspect your car seat for proper installation.

Child Passenger Safety Week promotes the importance of proper child seat safety, by raising awareness through a national and statewide ad campaign. Child Passenger Safety Week is an annual event and takes place each September.

“Using a child seat correctly can save a child’s life. Our office is pleased to partner with the Automotive Safety Program and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute in order to show parents how to properly install and use a child safety seat and explain when it is time to transition to a new car seat or seat belt,” said Sheriff Dave Wedding.

Indiana traffic crash data shows that in 2016, 218 children in Indiana under the age of 13 were seriously injured, and 10 children died, while unrestrained in an automobile accident. A 2015 NHTSA National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats shows 37.4 percent of children ages 4 to 7 in the United States were not being properly restrained.

Free child seat inspection stations are offered across the state and available throughout the year. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office provides free inspections on an appointment basis.

For a complete list of child seat inspection stations across the state, broken down by county, please click here.

To learn more about choosing the right car seat, including an easy-to-use car seat finder tool, please click here.

For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, please click here.