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Car Seat Safety

Many serious injuries occur when children ride in seats that are not right for their age or size or are not installed correctly. Maryland's Child Passenger Safety Seat Law covers children birth to 16. Every child under 8 years old must ride in an appropriate child restraint unless the child is 4 feet, 9 inches or taller.

Studies show that 90% of car seats are used incorrectly. When properly installed, car safety seats can reduce the risk of death by 71% in infants and by 54% in toddlers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Car Seat Safety Checks

There are many locations that will check your child's safety seat to ensure it is installed properly,

MD Kids in Safety Seats (KISS)
201 W. Preston St., 4th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-6500
e-mail: kiss@dhmh.state.md.us

Baltimore County Police Department with Support from Baltimore County Fire and Health Departments
Locations vary

 


Updated 9/18/2017