The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that car seats be replaced following a moderate or severe crash to ensure a continued high level of crash protection for child passengers. Car seats do not automatically need to be replaced following a minor crash.
A minor crash is one in which all off the following apply: The vehicle was able to be driven away from the crash site; the vehicle door nearest the car seat was not damaged; none of the passengers in the vehicle sustained any injuries in the crash; the air bags did not deploy during the crash; and there is no visible damage to the car seat.
Never use a car seat that has been involved in a moderate to severe crash. Always follow manufacturer’s instruction. If car seats need to be replaced after a collision, contact your car insurance company to see if they cover the loss of the car seat in a collision.
The Prescott Valley Police Department, with a grant from the office of Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, will be hosting a bicycle rodeo & car seat installation on Saturday, April 9, 2022, from Noon to 3:00 PM in the PVPD parking lot. The public is invited.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Yavapai County Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.
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