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Posted on: March 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Child Passenger Safety Inspections

Car Seat Check

Did you know 9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? 

Common errors include:

  • Not properly securing the seat into the vehicle
  • Facing the child forward too soon
  • Improper placement of harness straps
  • Using a seat that is not appropriately sized for the child

While not all of these errors may lead to injury, in the event of a traffic crash, they increase the likelihood of injury.

In an effort to make sure child safety seats are installed correctly, the Carbondale Police Department offers free safety inspections.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Community Resource Officer Randy Mathis at (618) 457-3200, ext. 402.

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