Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for American children. Young passengers are the most helpless and most prone to head injuries. It is important to choose a car seat that fits your child and vehicle. All safety seats must meet federal safety standards and should fit your child's weight and height. Children 12 years old and under should always ride in the back seat.
Pondera County Health Department is able to help you purchase a car seat at a minimal cost for your infant, toddler, or child. We have a Certified Passenger Safety (CPS) technician on staff to assist you in installing your car seat properly.
CPS technicians and instructors use their considerable knowledge and expertise at a variety of community-based activities, such as child safety seat checks that provide parents and caregivers education and hands-on assistance. CPS technicians and instructors also keep up-to-date on the latest technical information about child passenger safety through seminars and other continuing education opportunities.
All CPS technicians must take and pass the CPS Certification course.