City of Lebanon Fire Department
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Child Passenger Safety

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many deaths and injuries can be
prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Making sure your child is in the right seat,
and that the seat is properly installed can prevent death and injuries.

Common Examples of Misuse Increasing the Risk of Injury to Child Passenger

• Rear-Facing Car Seat
• Incorrect amount of recline in child’s car seat: Child is less than a year old and the car seat is not installed at the correct angle for the rear-facing position.
• Forward-Facing Car Seat
• Loose car seat installation: Car seat can be moved front to back or side to side by more than one inch when pushed or pulled at the belt path.
• Booster Seat
• Improper lap belt position: Lap belt is placed across the child’s abdomen/ribcage, instead of across the hips or upper thighs.

Get Help Checking Your Car Seat

If you have a car seat in your vehicle, visit one of our Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to double-check that it’s correctly installed and that you’re using it correctly. If your child needs a car seat or needs fitted for the appropriate car seat based on height and weight, one of our Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to assist you.

Lebanon Fire Department Headquarters/Station 11, 975 Lasley Drive, Lebanon, IN 46052

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