Is your car seat installed correctly? Did you know that 85% of car seats inspected during car seat clinics are found to be incorrectly installed? More than 100 children under the age of 11 are killed or severely injured in crashes involving motor vehicles in Minnesota. Nationally, more children die in motor vehicle crashes than from all childhood illnesses combined.
Correctly used child safety seats decrease the risk of death by 54 to 71 percent according to a 2005 Safe Kids study.
Car seat clinics are offered on a monthly basis. During the clinic, technicians will inspect your child's car seat, provide you with important installation tips and check the seat for any manufacturer's recall. Parents and others who transport children will have the opportunity to install the car seat under the supervision of a trained technician. The technician will also answer any questions or concerns about car seat safety.
The clinic is held by appointment only. See the calendar for upcoming car seat clinics.
Please call Public Health at 377-5100 to set an appointment or to see if you are eligible to receive a car seat with education on installation.
If you are in need of a car seat and you are on UCare, you may be eligible to receive a car seat.
Child Passenger Safety Technicians are:
Sue Yost, Michelle Severtson, Natalie Loock and Judith Davila
Child Passenger Safety Practitioners are:
Anita Majerus and Lynne Krell