The Right Car Seat
Child Safety Seat Basics
Nearly 80% of child safety seats are used incorrectly! The two minutes you take each time you buckle up your child correctly can save their life.
Child Car Seat Laws
All Children under 8 years old riding in a vehicle must be properly secured in an approved child safety seat, unless they are at least 57 inches tall.
Children between 8 to 12 years old must be properly restrained ink either an appropriate child restraint device or by a safety belt.
Car Seat Safety Tips
- Never place a safety seat in the front seat of a car. Regardless of the type of safety seat you use, the front seat is dangerous, especially if your vehicle has air bags.
- Snugly secure the belt holding the safety seat in the car and the harness holding the child in the safety seat.
- Make sure your car seat fits properly in your car. Check the vehicle owner’s manual and the safety seat instructions for proper placement procedures.
- Send in the safety seat registration card. Doing so will keep you informed about any updates or recalls of the product.
- Destroy a child safety seat if it has been involved in a crash, even if it still looks like it is in good condition. Damage that affects a seat’s ability to withstand another accident is not always visible.
- Avoid secondhand safety seats. Use a secondhand seat only if it has instructions, the manufacturer’s date and model number on it, and has never been in a crash.
- Never use an expired safety seat. The life of a car safety seat is about six years.
For more information visit the Utah Department of Public Safety website.
Car seat technicians can check your child’s car seat at any one of our 8 locations:
Valyn Leavitt (Sevier, Wayne, Piute) 435-896-5451 ext. 340
Sarah Bagley (Sevier, Wayne, Piute) 435-896-5451 ext. 341
Pam Goodrich (Millard, Juab) 435-864-3612
JanaKaye Smith (Sanpete) 435-835-2231
Car seats can be purchased at a reduced price based on availability
$30-Car seats w/harness (infant, convertible, forward facing)
$20-High Back Booster