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Car Seat Safety Check

We know the care and safety of your child is the most important thing on your mind. Unfortunately, car crashes are the leading cause of death among children, but you have the power to make a life-saving difference.

Prior to the delivery of your baby, we encourage you to reach out to a local certified safety seat technician for a free appointment to install your child’s car seat or confirm the placement. See below for child car seat safety checks with the Fredericksburg Police Department or click here to view a list of a few local resources.

A properly secured car seat for your child does not stop after he/she is a newborn. Remember, as your child grows, so does the need and requirement of the car seat to keep him or her safe. Check out this important information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on car seats and boosters. Utilize certified safety seat technicians to ensure the proper installation of the car seat throughout your child’s development.

Free Child Car Seat Safety Checks with Fredericksburg Police Department

No appointment necessary and you do not have to be a resident of Fredericksburg to participate.

Every Tuesday and Thursday*
8:00 a.m. to noon
2200 Cowan Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Upon arrival to the station, stay in your vehicle and call the Fredericksburg Police Department main line at 540.373.3122.

Please have the following at your car seat check:

  • Vehicle your child will be riding in
  • Child safety seat
  • Child safety seat manual
  • Car manual (if possible)

Plan to spend up to 45 minutes with the technician for an interactive and educational training to help you feel confident in safely restraining your child while in a vehicle.

*To schedule an appointment on a different day or time, call Sergeant Lynch at 540.654.5788.

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