Indiana requires that infants and children ride buckled up. More children are killed as passengers in car crashes than from any other type of injury, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. That’s why the Parkview Pediatric Trauma Center offers the Infant Car Seat Safety Inspection program.
Because a mistake in how a car seat is used could cause serious injury to a child, the program provides infant car seat inspections to determine proper fit and integrity of the seats. When used properly, seats meeting federal safety standards have been shown to reduce death and serious injury from automobile crashes by 70 to 90 percent.
Car seat inspections have changed locations. You can get a free car seat inspection every Wednesday from 4p.m. to 7p.m. at Parkview Hospital Randallia, 2200 Randallia Drive. Go to the entrance at the Family Birthing Center, door #3. No appointment needed. For more information call Beth Wasson at (260) 373-6830.