Did you know that, nationally, eight out of ten child car seats are installed incorrectly? Allegheny County's car seat misuse rate is closer to 90%.
The Pittsburgh Police are committed to preventing child injuries and deaths in vehicle crashes by educating folks on how to safely transport kids.
Pennsylvania law mandates that everyone must be properly restrained when riding in vehicles. Read more about Pennsylvania car seat safety law at www.buckleuppa.org.
Children eight and under are no exception. Car seats and booster seats must be used as long as the seat fits the child's height and weight. Typically, children should use a booster seat until they are at least 4'9".
The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to keep their children facing the rear as long as the Car Seat can accomodate their height and weight. This is usually between 30-35 pounds and 29-49 inches and the child's head is within an inch of the top of the Car Seat. Don't "graduate" your child to forward facing too soon.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to learn how to properly install a car seat or booster seat in their vehicle at the Pittsburgh Police Car Seat Inspection and Education Station.
Contact us today at 412-937-3051 to make an appointment! NEW Appointment hours begin Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Subsequent inspections will be held the 4th Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
THERE WILL BE NO CAR SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION DURING THE MONTH OF JULY.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Car Seat Inspection and Education Station c/o Special Deployment Division 312 South Main Street (West End Circle) Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Phone: 412-937-3051 Email
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers 4 Easy Steps to Protect our Children.
Check out these other resources for finding a certified Car Seat Technician or Car Seat Check near you!
- PA TECHS: Team Educators for CHild Safety: 412-881-9221
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- If you are in need of assistance in obtaining a crib for your infant, please contact the SIDS Alliancefor help.
- Safe Kids USA