In partnership with the Automotive Safety Program, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), GTFD announced today the upcoming 2015 Child Passenger Safety Week. The week promotes the importance of proper child seat safety, by raising awareness through a national and statewide ad campaign.
Child Passenger Safety Week is an annual event and takes place this year September 13-19.
Child Passenger Safety Week is supported by federal funding allocated to GTFD from the ICJI Traffic Safety Division. According to ICJI, in 2014, 246 Indiana children under the age of 13 were injured, and 4 children died, from being unrestrained in an automobile accident. Further statistics show that nationally, 71 percent of car seats are not used correctly.
Free child seat inspection stations are offered across the state and available throughout the year at the Fire District.
We provide free inspections by appointment can be made by calling Station 2 at (812) 948-0288.
For a complete list of child seat inspection stations across the state, broken down by county, please visit: http://www.childseat.in.gov. To learn more about choosing the right car seat, including an easy-to-use car seat finder tool, please visit: http://www.safercar.gov/parents/CarSeats/Car-Seat-Safety.htm. For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, please visit: http://www.in.gov/cji/2383.htm.