Safe Car Seat Installations
Motor vehicle crashes are the single largest cause of child fatalities in the country. Proper child seat safety can reduce the risk of injury or death by 70%. Conscientious parents make sure their children are in child car seats. However, 80-90% of those seats do not adequately protect the children riding in them due to improper installation. Protection can be compromised in several ways, including:
The wrong seat is used for the child's age, weight and height, or for that vehicle.
A seat isn't installed in the car correctly.
A child isn't properly secured in the seat.
The Lynnwood Police Department offers car seat installation inspections by appointment EVERY WEDNESDAY. Our Volunteer Technicians are nationally certified to help parents and caregivers learn how to safely install the child seats in their own vehicles. Appointments generally last 30-60 minutes, since parent education and involvement is a primary goal.
You may schedule an appointment by calling 425-670-5710.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our volunteer car seat specialists at 425-670-5710.