Car Seat Safety Program

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child car seatChildren All Ride Safely (C.A.R.S.)

What is the C.A.R.S. program?

The C.A.R.S. program is a service of Portage County Health and Human Services for the residents of Portage County.  The purpose is to educate parents and caregivers on how to properly install and use a child’s car seat.  Correct installation and use reduces the risk of injury or death in a motor vehicle accident.  Child passenger safety technicians can check your child’s car seat at:

Portage County Health and Human Services
817 Whiting Avenue
Stevens Point, WI
715-345-5350 option 8

Home visits are available if needed.

Who can participate?

The program is available to all Portage County residents.

When can I get my child’s seat checked?

Car seats can be checked by appointment by calling 715-345-5350 option 8.

How do I enroll?

Complete and submit the referral form listed below and a Child Passenger Safety Technician will contact you or call 715-345-5350 option 8 to schedule an appointment.

What will this program cost me?

The program is free and voluntary.

Car seat links

Want to learn more about car seats?  Need to make sure that your car seat hasn’t been recalled?  Not sure what kind of car seat to use?  Check out these links below to learn more.

Recall List
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/childseat.cfm

What are the car seat laws in Wisconsin?
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/vehicle/child/laws.htm

Safe Kids Coalition
http://www.safekids.org/

National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration Parents Central
http://www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm

Car Seat, Booster Seat, or Seat Belt:  Where does your kid fit?”
http://www.safekids.org/interactive/car-seat-booster-seat-or-seat-belt-where-does-your-kid-fit

American Academy of Pediatrics 
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Car-Safety-Seat-Checkup.aspx