Car Seat Safety

You have the power to make a lifesaving difference for your child's safety while riding in a car.

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 the proper car seat and installation can provide the protection your child needs. Prior to the delivery of your baby, we encourage you to reach out to our certified safety seat technician for a free appointment to install your child's car seat or confirm placement.

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 our certified safety seat technician to ensure proper installation of the car seat throughout your child's development.

Partnership with Mary Washington Hospital

The Fredericksburg Police Department and Mary Washington Hospital have partnered together to provide an easy and convenient way to check the install of your child's car seat. FREE child safety checks available every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. No appointment necessary. You do not have to be a Fredericksburg resident to participate! 

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Please have the following during your car seat safety check:

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