Child Passenger Safety
Is your child properly restrained in your vehicle?
Did you know that vehicle crashes remain the number one killer of children of ages 2-14 in the United States and that 4 out of 5 car seats are misused? Indiana law requires all children under 8 years of age must be buckled up in child restraints that meet or exceed federal safety standards (look for the label on the seat) when riding in a motor vehicle. Children ages 8 to 16 must either be in a child restraint or a safety belt. This applies to all vehicles including trucks and SUV’s. This law also applies to all vehicle seating positions. If this law is not followed, the driver commits a Class D infraction which carries a $25 fine.
To ensure all children in Riley are riding safely, Riley Fire Department staffs a nationaly certified Child Passenger Safety Technician who has received special training in child safety seats from Safe Kids Worldwide. We can make sure you have the right type of child safety seat for your child and that you are using it correctly.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call or email Division Chief Kevin Murphy or check our calendar for any upcoming car seat clinics in the area.
Have you ever wondered what were to happen if you and child were involved in a serious accident and you were unable to rely information on your child to emergency responders? For information on the W.H.A.L.E. program, click here.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. More than 450 coalitions in 15 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.
Car crashes remain the number one killer of children under the age of 14 in the United States. Safe Kids Buckle Up, the largest program of Safe Kids Worldwide, teaches parents and caregivers to use the right safety gear for their kids in their vehicles on every ride.
For more information visit Safe Kids Worldwide at: http://www.usa.safekids.org/
What to schedule an appointment with one of our Certified Child Safety Seat Technicians?
Scheduling an appointment is simple!