The department is a proud partner with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Traffic Injury Prevention Program (TIPP) as a certified car seat fitting station.
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians “car seat techs” of the department regularly check child car seats for damage, correct fit, and correct installation in vehicles. This was a record year for the department, checking over 500 car seats. The department is one of the busiest fitting stations in the State and the busiest in the County.
In addition to checking child safety seats, the department also partnered with AAA and had 5 members trained for a “Car Fit Program”, a program which fits senior citizens who still drive in their vehicle properly to help ensure safety, for them and others on the road. The department plans to hold at least 2 “Car Fit” days in 2018.
If you or someone you know needs their car seat checked, please call (724) 941-4176 for an appointment.