Car Seat Safety
St. Mary's Car Seat Hotline
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 2-12 in the United States. Properly installed car seats can reduce the risk of fatal injuries by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. National studies have shown that as many as 90% of car seats are not installed or used properly.
To help ensure you are using your car seat correctly, St. Mary's Trauma Center operates a Car Seat Hotline. St. Mary's certified technicians will check your car seat, by appointment, to ensure its safety. The technicians are staff members of St. Mary's and have been certified through the National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program.
These Child Passenger Safety technicians are dedicated to providing education to parents and caregivers of children on safe and proper installation of car seats and child restraints.
The purpose of a car seat inspection is to reduce the injury and death to infants and children by increasing the proper installation of their seats as well as providing education to parents and caregivers of children. Our car seat technicians work with parents to ensure every child is properly secured and safe every trip, every time.
Please call (812) 485-6777 for an appointment. You will need to bring your car manual and the car seat manual to your appointment.