Child safety seats are vital in helping to protect children in vehicle collisions. When used and installed properly, as the manufacturer suggests, the risk of injury or death is greatly reduced. The most recent car seat guide is now up on HealthyChildren.org. Click here to see the full article and here for the product list.
- Approximately 85% of all child safety seats are installed incorrectly or misused.
- Effective uses of child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers in cars.
- Every 34 seconds one child under age 13 is involved in a crash
For more information on child safety seat laws, visit our news article page.
Free Child Safety Seat Checks at the Riley County Police Department
Please call to make an appointment with our Public Information Officer to ensure there are available Child Safety Seat Technicians to assist you.
Safe Kids of Riley County is excited to offer weekly car seat check lanes open to the community. Parents, Caregivers, and Childcare Providers are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to ensure the safe travel of children in our community. No appointment is necessary. This service is provided by groups like RCPD, RCEMS and Riley County Child Resource Center.