Child Passenger Safety
Is your infant/child passenger properly restrained in your vehicle?
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). An average of 5 children age 14 and younger were killed and 568 injured in motor vehicle crashes each day across the United States in 2005. Even a sudden stop can seriously injure a child who is not riding securely in the right type of child safety seat. You can reduce the risk by buckling your child into a properly fitted safety seat every time you ride in the car.
Learn to position your child seat by reviewing the directions from the seat manufacturer and your vehicle’s owner manual. It is imperative that you follow the guidelines for age and/or height requirements with each type of seat.
For further assistance and information, visit the Executive Office of Public Safety Website at www.mass.gov. Just click on Child Passenger Safety (CPS).
To schedule an appointment with a Canton Police Department CPS technician, please follow the instructions below:
The Canton Police Department will install/inspect Child Passenger Safety restraints (car seats) on the 1st & 3rd Saturday (excluding holidays) of each month from 9am - noon @ the Canton Police Station. If you would like to select a specific time slot please visit the Canton Police Station lobby and view the appointment book.
*At this time the Canton Police Department is unable to offer replacement restraints and it is incumbent upon the owner to ensure that the restraint is in good condition and within the manufacturer’s expiration date.
***** CPD receives a large number of requests for car seat installations. Although we try to accommodate all requests, preference is given to Canton residents for scheduling purposes.*****