The Christian County Health Department is hosting a free car seat safety check from 8:30 AM until 3 PM on Monday, November 27th, 2023. The safety check will be held at 902 West Springfield Road in Taylorville. The Health Department’s Emergency Response Coordinator, Bryan Delendik Jr. is a Certified National Child Passenger Seat Technician and has been educated on how to make sure child car seats are installed correctly, and educate parents and caregivers how to use and install a car seat on their own.
A one-on-one safety check takes about 30 minutes depending on your car seat and type of vehicle. During the appointment, Bryan will go over ensuring you have the proper car seat for your child. He will also check for recalls, damage, and an expiration date for the car seat. He will also go over the next steps as to when your child may be ready for the next type of car seat and answer any questions.
To have your car seat checked, contact the Health Department at 217-824-4113 to schedule an appointment. Bring the child who will be riding in the seat, the vehicle owner’s manual, and the car seat instruction manual, if possible. If the child is not available for the appointment, you will need to provide height and weight. When you arrive for your appointment, there will be a designated area marked off with cones to pull into to wait until a staff member comes to your car.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration states car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1-13. That is why it is so important to choose, install and use the right car seat every time your child is in the car. Any questions, please contact the Christian County Health Department at 217-824-4113.