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Child Passenger Safety Program

To protect, promote and improve the health of our community

It is Kentucky State Law that children riding in a vehicle must be in a child safety seat or booster seat. The law (KRS189.125) states that children who are 3’4” (40 inches) tall or less must ride in a car seat. Any child, who is younger than eight and between 40 and 57 inches tall must be secured in a booster seat.

In Madison County, there are several organizations that will help you install your car seat correctly. Click here for a list of car seat inspectors and some tips on using your seat effectively.

We also conduct car seat safety checks at special events through out the year. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get the updates on community car seat checks.

To make an appointment, please call 228-2044.

Madison County Car Seat Safety Community Partners

Kentucky State Police- Richmond Post- 859-623-2404

Safety Recommendations for All Children

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has some recommendations for keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle.

Recommendation for Birth – 12 months:

Recommendations for 1-3 years:

Recommendations for 4-7 years:

Recommendations for 8-12 years:

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