4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly
Is yours one of them?
Smyrna Fire is proud to offer FREE child safety seat inspections as a service to its citizens. The inspection station is open on Monday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by appointment only.
Request a child safety seat inspection by clicking HERE.
Georgia Child Safety Laws
- Child Safety Seat Law - All children under 6 years of age are required to ride in an appropriate child safety seat in the back seat. O.C.G.A. § 40-8-76.1 (b) (1)
- Primary Safety Belt Law - All children from 6-18 years of age who ride in a car, van or truck must wear a safety belt. Only one person per belt. (Safe Kids also recommends that children 13 and under ride in the back seat). O.C.G.A. § 40-8-76.1 (e) (3)
Helpful Tips to Ensure you Child is Safe:
- Always follow manufacturer's instructions.
- Infants should ride in rear-facing child safety seats as long as possible (a minimum of 12 months old and 20 pounds).
- Correctly secure children that weigh between 20 and 40 pounds in a forward facing child safety seat.
- Always use the safety seat tether for optimal protection.
- Correctly secure children over 40 pounds in a booster seat or other appropriate child restraint until the adult lap and shoulder safety belts fit correctly (approximately 4’9” and 80-100 pounds, usually between 8 and 12 years of age).
- Return the product registration card provided for all new child safety seats to the manufacturer to ensure you will be notified of any recalls.
- Check www.recalls.gov to inquire about any recalls or safety notices on child safety seats.
- Avoid purchasing safety seats from yard sales, flea markets and second hand stores.