Nearly 95% of child safety seats checked in Massachusetts are improperly installed!
The Arlington Police Department has officers trained in child passenger safety. These officers will inspect and teach the proper installation of car seats to any Arlington resident. You will be required to install the seat prior to your appointment. It is important to remember technicians are not here to install your seat.
Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment to have a child safety seat checked. In your email, please state your name, phone number, and several dates and times that you are able to have the car seat inspected. Officers will respond as soon as possible, however there may be a delay due to police shift work schedules.
Massachusetts Law requires that all children riding in passenger motor vehicles must be in a federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall.
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Recent statistics issued by the Governor’s Highway Safety Bureau show that 22% of children five and under were observed riding unrestrained in motor vehicles.
It was the alarming results of statistics like these that led to the development of the Arlington Child Passenger Safety Program. The Arlington Police Department has advanced the safety of children riding in vehicles through our partnership with the Governor’s Highway Safety Bureau (GHSB) and the Arlington Fire Department.