Marion PD to Hold Child Safety Seat Check
Did you know the Marion Police Department provides assistance with installing your child safety seat? The Marion Police Department has four certified safety seat technicians who can teach you how to properly install your child safety seat and answer any questions you may have.
Under Iowa law, children under 1 year of age AND less than 20 pounds MUST ride rear facing. It is highly recommended your child stay riding in a rear facing position until they reach 2 years of age. Children under 6 years of age MUST ride in a child safety seat or booster seat installed to the manufacturer’s directions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 3 out of 4 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths for children between 3 and 14 years of age and over 1/3 of those children are not restrained. It’s recommended that children under 4’9” should be sitting in some type of booster or child safety seat and children under the age of 14 should not ride in the front seat of a vehicle with an airbag.
The Marion Police Department will be holding a child safety seat checkup event on June 3 at Fire Station No. 2 located at 3933 Katz Drive between 9 a.m. and noon. If at any time you need assistance or have questions in regards to your child's safety seat, please call the Police Department's non-emergency number 319-377-1511 and ask for a safety seat technician.