Family Advocacy NPSP

Car Seats

Car Seats

Parents will need to contact the New Parent Support Program to request a home visit from a registered nurse who is a Child Passenger Safety Technician at 06565-61-8279. A CPST is certified to do car seat inspections. The registered nurse will then come out to your home to provide New Parent Support Program services in addition to a car seat inspection. Due to motor vehicle crashes being the leading cause of death in the US, proper car seat installation is vital.  Car seat, booster seat and seat belt use goes down as children get older. The majority of children are restrained during the first year of life due to them appearing more fragile. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the rate of misuse in car seats, booster seats and seat belts ranges from 74 to 90%.  To ensure that your child's car seat is installed properly, a car seat inspection may be necessary.

Based on information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is their mission to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic costs through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activities. A car seat inspection is a process that allows parents to learn how to safely transport children by using the appropriate child safety seat or safety belt correctly; a one-on-one tutorial instruction is provided by a certified CPS technician on the proper use and installation of child restraints.

For more information please go tohttp://www.safercar.gov/parents/How-To-Install-Car-Seats.htm

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