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To help ensure correct seat installation and usage, FPD car seat technicians conduct free clinics on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 9 – 11 a.m.

Clinics are free, but appointments are required.

Set up an appointment at 317-595-3300. 

Per Indiana’s Child Restraint Law, children under the age of one-year and less than 20 lbs. MUST be restrained in a rear-facing child safety seat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) encourages parents to keep their children rear-facing as long as possible. All children under the age of 8 must be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat according to the child restraint system manufacturer’s instructions. All children under the age of 16 must be properly restrained either by using a seat belt or a child restraint system, to include a booster seat.

What to Expect: 

  • Prior to arrival, the car seat needs to be installed. 
  • You will need to know: 
    • The make, model and year of the vehicle 
    • The make and model of the safety seat 
    • The height and weight of the child 
    • Have the car seat and vehicle books with you at the appointment 
  • The child should be present during the inspection if possible to ensure correct fit in the seat and vehicle. For unborn children, technicians will review installation methods and proper usage of the seat with you. Inspections take approximately 30 minutes and are conducted in the garage located behind the police station. 
  • Technicians will review the following with caregivers: 
    • Selection – Is the car seat right for the child’s height, weight, and development? Does it fit in the car? Is is easy to use correctly? 
    • Direction – Should the child be forward or rear-facing?  
    • Location – Is the seat in the correct location in the car? 
    • Installation – Is the seat secured correctly? 
    • Harnessing – Is the child strapped in the seat securely? 

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