For more information about the Injury Prevention Center, please call us at 401-444-5018.
Car Seat Safety Guidelines
Installation of Car Seats
Child Passenger Safety Resources
Download our car seat safety guide.
Download our flyer
Find a car seat check event near you.
Rhode Island car seat check locations
Massachusetts car seat check locations
Download a Child Passenger Safety Month coloring page
Download a Buckle Up Safety coloring page
The Kohl’s Cares – Kids on the Go Program, which raises funds for children's health and educational opportunities, has created the Kohl's Cares Car Seat Check Program at Rhode Island Hospital. The program provides education about car seat safety and car/booster seat inspections.
Dina Morrissey, MD, MPH, program coordinator for the Injury Prevention Center, explains proper usage of car booster seats.
The Injury Prevention Center and the
Kohl's Cares - Kids on the Go Program is hosting a car seat safety event
on Saturday, September 20, National Seat Check Saturday.
Saturday, September 20, 201411 a.m. to 2 p.m.Roger Williams Park Zoo(Main parking lot)1000 Elmwood AvenueProvidence, Rhode IslandGet Directions
technicians will assess your child's car and booster seats to make sure
they are installed and positioned properly. This free, outdoor event
also includes fun activities, entertainment and refreshments for kids
and families. Call 401-444-2208 to learn more.
Check our online calendar for more upcoming events.
With the Kohl's Cares Car Seat Check
Program, certified child passenger safety technicians from the Injury
Prevention Center can teach parents how to properly install car
seats in their vehicles. In addition, low-income families may qualify to
receive a car/booster seat free of charge.
A properly installed child safety seat lowers the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers in passenger cars. Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of child car seats are used improperly.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children.