Child Passenger Safety

Purpose

The Coalition conducts car safety seat checks and other occupant protection programming. This service allows parents and caregivers to learn how to properly install a child restraint and to correctly restrain the child in the car seat.

The Coalition conducts car safety seat checks and other occupant protection programming. This service allows parents and caregivers to learn how to properly install a child restraint and to correctly restrain the child in the car seat.

The Ultimate Car Seat Guide

One of the best ways to protect a child while on the move is a car seat.

Car seats can reduce a risk fatal injury from a car crash by 71 percent.  However, selecting the right seat can be a challenge. Each time we look at any car seat aisle we find an array of options. This does not end with babies, children will either outgrow a car seat or will need to transition from rear-facing to forward facing or into a booster seat at some point. Car seat experts say that the best car seat is the one that fits your child, fits your car and you are able to use it correctly every time. 

Even though Safe Kids Florida Suncoast partners provide car seats checks throughout Greater Tampa Bay, caregivers now have an access to an electronic guide to help them select the correct seat for their child and provide safety tips about car seat use.

The Ultimate Car Seat Guide provides helpful tips to give parents a general idea of what they need to know to keep children safe while riding in vehicles.

To ensure you are using your car seat correctly every time or for personalized help with installation please register for one of our car seat classes or car seat checks

Having trouble finding a car seat check in your area? Please see our SAFE KIDS Community Partners.