EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will operate a free Child Seat Inspection Clinic this Thursday.
The clinic will operate between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Washington Square Mall.
Child Passenger Safety Technicians from the Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to inspect car seats for proper installation.
“Correctly using a car seat or booster seat is a simple way to keep your child safe. Our Office is pleased to partner with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute in order to show parents how to properly install and use a child safety seat,” said Sheriff Dave Wedding.
According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when installed correctly, car seats can reduce the risk of fatal injury in a crash by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers.
Indiana traffic crash data from 2018 shows that 3,133 children under the age of 15 were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions.
The overall rate of restraint use among Indiana children in crashes was 88%.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office provides free inspections on an appointment basis.
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For a complete list of child seat inspection stations across the state, 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.
(This story was originally published on September 24, 2019)