Car Seat Safety

January 25, 2010 04:49 AM

Common Misuses of Car Seats: 

  • Seat moves more than an inch from side to side
  • Retainer clip is not at armpit level
  • Harness is not snug enough to the child                                        
  • Seatbelt is going through wrong belt path
  • L.A.T.C.H. system is used incorrectly
  • Child is too small or too big for seat
  • Harness is in the wrong slots
  • Car seat is more than 5 years old or been involved in an accident
  • Belt is going over the stomach and into the neck of the child
  • Child under 8 years old with no car seat at all.

90% of all car seats that are inspected by Child Passenger Safety Technicians are improperly installed.   
Help us to bring these numbers down and call for an appointment today!! 

Schererville Police Department 25 E. Joliet Street Schererville, IN  46375
Call 219-322-5000 and ask for Officer Raul Otano to get your appointment scheduled today!
Click here to visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Website.

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