Utah Department of Public Safety

Highway Safety - Car Seats

 

Child Passenger Safety Week

 

September 14-20

 

CPS Week Events - Find a Car Seat Inspection and Installation Event Near You

(click here for a PDF of events)

 

Box Elder County - Brigham City Carbon County - Price

Tuesday, September 16th      3pm - 6pm

Hansen Motors

1175 South Commerce Way

Thursday, September 25th      3pm - 5 pm

Fire Station

87 North 200 East

Davis County - Farmington Salt Lake County - South Jordan

Thursday, Sept 18th    11 am -2:30 pm

Old Navy at Farmington Station

270 N. East Promontory

Thursday, September 11th    3 pm - 6 pm

Target at the District

11525 West Parkway Plaza Drive

Salt Lake County - Murray Salt Lake County - Riverton

Tuesday, Sept 16th      4 pm - 7 pm

Murrary Boys and Girls Club

244 E. Myrtle Ave

Thursday, Sept 18th    2 pm - 5 pm

Primary Children's Outpatient Services

3773 West 12600 South

Salt Lake County - West Jordan Salt Lake County - Salt Lake City

Saturday, Sept 20th     11 am - 2 pm

Old Navy at Jordan Landing

7113 Plaza Center Drive

Friday, Sept 26th       1 pm - 4 pm

The Gateway North Parking Lot

400 West 50 North

Sanpete County - Richfield

Summit County - Park City

Wednesday, Sept 17th    3 pm - 6 pm

High Country Auto

275 North Main Street

Saturday, Sept 20th    10 am - 1 pm

Park City Walmart

6545 N. Landmark Drive

Tooele County - Tooele Utah County - Provo

Thursday, Sept 18th        10 am - 12 pm

Tooele City Library

123 West Vine Street

Thursday, Sept 18th    5 pm - 6:15 pm

Utah County Health Department

151 S. University Ave. Ste 2601

Car Seat Class

Wasatch County - Heber Weber County - Ogden

Thursday, Sept 18th   9 am - 4 pm

Wasatch County Health Department

55 South 500 East

Friday, Sept 19th     3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Costco

3656 Wall Ave

If you don't see your area listed, or can't make it to these events, click here for a list of Child Passenger Safety Inspection Stations throughout Utah. You can schedule a car seat installation and inspection at these locations year round.

 

Campaign Materials

Click on the links below for materials to use during your child passenger safety week activities.

 

NHTSA Tool Kit                2014 CPS Week Fact Sheet               Key Messages

 

List of Events in Utah         Wizard of Oz Materials                        CPS Week Materials

 

Social Media Posts          NHTSA Image Library                     Utah Seat Belt Crash Fact Sheet 

 

Quick Links

For detailed information on car seats, booster seats and Utah's laws visit clickitutah.org and boosttil8.com

                   

 

For Child Passenger Safety Training click here.

 

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY

Utah's Child Restraint Law states: The operator of a motor vehicle operated on a highway shall provide for the protection of a person younger than eight years of age by using a child restraint device to restrain each person in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer of the device.

Children younger than eight are not required to be in a booster seat if they are at least 57 inches tall. At that point, they should use the lap and shoulder belt without a booster.

The penalty for breaking this law is $45. Failure to properly secure children is a primary offense, so a driver may be pulled over if anyone in the vehicle under age 19 is not properly restrained. This does not mean simply restrained in a seat belt. Children ages seven and younger must be restrained in an age-appropriate child safety seat or booster seat.

For more information on car seat safety, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's page on Child Safety.

For a comprehensive guide for parents, click here for NHTSA's Parents Guide to Playing It Safe with Kids and Cars.

 

4 Easy Steps to Protect America's Children
Rear Facing Seats REAR-FACING SEATS in the back seat from birth to at least 1 year old and at least 20 pounds.
Foward-Facing Toddler Seats FORWARD-FACING TODDLER SEATS in the back seat from age 1 and 20 pounds to about age 4 and 40 pounds.
Booster Seats BOOSTER SEATS in the back seat from about age 4 to at least age 8, unless 4'9" tall.
Safety Seats SAFETY BELTS at age 8 and older or taller than 4'9". All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat.

Looking for a child safety seat inspection station?
Click here

For more information, please contact

Kristy Rigby
Occupant Protection Program Manager
Utah Highway Safety Office
801-366-6040

krigby@utah.gov

[Last Update - Monday, 15-Sep-2014 16:37:38 MDT]