Riley Physicians Program Offers Free Car Seat Checks

(BLOOMINGTON) – Car seats are designed to protect children, but many parents may not know their child’s car seat is improperly installed.

The Riley Physicians Child Passenger Safety program, in partnership with the NHTSA and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), is here to help through their free car seat check program.

You never know when a car accident might occur, so ensuring your child’s safety is important every time they enter a vehicle.

Car seat safety checks are free, can help protect children and are easy to schedule:

  1. Call 812-333-2304
  2. Sign up for an available time that fits your schedule
    Bring the following to your appointment in order to make sure the team has everything they need to properly install
    your car seat:
  3. Car seat and vehicle instruction manuals
  4. The car seat
  5. The vehicle
  6. The child (preferred, but not necessary)

Located at 5081 N. Old State Road 37 in Bloomington, this authorized child seat inspection station provides free inspections, valuable information, and resources to help keep children safe.

All children less than 8-years old are required by Indiana’s child passenger safety law to be properly restrained in a federally-approved child restraint system.

Once a child is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly, parents should still remember that the safest place for the child is in the back seat.

For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, please visit http://www.in.gov/cji/2383.htm.

For a complete list of child seat inspection stations by county offered throughout the state, visit http://www.childseat.in.gov.

To learn more about IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians visit
iuhealth.org/southern-indiana-physicians.

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