Buckle Up: Car Seat Safety Program in Montgomery County

Families in Montgomery County can rely on the infant and child car seat safety program to learn how to properly strap a baby into a car seat.

seat2According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three of every four car seats are installed improperly.

But Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service runs a program that checks car seats as often as five days a week.

Montgomery County Car Seat Program Coordinator Emily Crown said the county has offered this program for more than 15 years, and added that they check monthly more than 500 car seats.

Crown said residents must scheduled an appointment prior to visiting a site in the county that offers the program.

She also said common mistakes are people not putting the seat “tightly” enough, the child facing the wrong direction, or inappropriate seat.

To Crown safety comes first and she urged parents to seek help from a car seat specialist at the county’s safety program.

If you want to scheduled an appointment plan ahead, and call 240.777.2223. There can be a two to three week wait.

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Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


One Response to “Buckle Up: Car Seat Safety Program in Montgomery County”

  1. On June 29, 2016 at 4:33 am responded with... #

    I just got my seats inspected at Children’s about 2 weeks ago. It is a bit of a drive, but the tech was great (she showed me a bunch of good tips) and there was no line at all. I didn’t make an appointment – just drove up there and looked for the sign in the parking lot.

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