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GCPH offers car seat safety appointments
Make sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly to help keep them safe
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MONROE — Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. The most recent research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 46% of car seats are misused. Common issues include children being in the wrong type of car seat for their age and size, and car seats being installed improperly — both of which leave children vulnerable to injury if they are in a crash. 

Green County Public Health has a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician on staff who can help parents and guardians ensure their child’s car seat is installed the right way, and provide guidance on the best type of car seat for their child. 

“People check their tire pressure and change the oil in their vehicles, but may not know to check the equipment that’s meant to protect their kids in a crash,” RoAnn Warden, Green County Public Health Director said. “Childhood injury from a car accident can be prevented when car seats are used correctly.” 

Warden said to let a professional “check it for you so you can have that peace of mind.” 

To schedule an appointment with GCPH’s Child Passenger Safety Technician, call 608-328-9390 or complete the appointment request form on the Green County Public Health website: wi-greencounty.civicpluscom/388/Car-Seat-Safety. Car seat safety appointments are one hour educational sessions, and parents should bring their child’s car seat manual and their vehicle manual to the appointment. 

To learn more about car seat safety recommendations visit the NHTSA’s website at

car-seats-and-booster-seats, or download NHTSA’s “SaferCar” app. In the app, save vehicle and car seat info in a personalized “virtual garage”. If any of the saved equipment is included in a safety recall, the app will send a notification. 

In 2023, Green County Public Health created a video with tips for parents and guardians on how to properly install a car seat. Visit the Green County Public Health website or YouTube channel to view the video and learn more. 

Additional information about Green County Public Health’s programs and services can be found online at, by contacting 608-328-9390 or