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Child Passenger Safety Awareness

Child Passenger Safety Week
Special MPD Event on 9/25/2018

In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week, the MPD is conducting a "Car Seat Check-Up" on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Stop by the MPD's Traffic Safety and Specialized Enforcement Section at 501 New York Avenue, NW to learn the proper way to install a child seat. A certified member will be on site to check every car. The event will run from 8 am - 8 pm on Tuesday, 9/25/2018.

For more information, contact Senior Police Officer Arlinda Page at (202) 437-8030 or email her at [email protected].

The District of Columbia government is making it easier for residents to protect their families. (Information provided from the District Department of Transportation)

Project Safe-Child

This program allows DC residents to purchase infant, toddler, and booster seats at reduced rates.

To purchase the safety seats or to obtain educational materials on properly buckling children, visit one of the District's Child Seat Distribution Locations.

Car Seat Type Child Size Fee
Infant 0-20 pounds $20
Toddler 20-40 pounds $30
Booster Over 40 pounds ¥ Free
Booster (High-back only) Over 40 pounds ¥ $30
Big-Kid Booster Over 40 pounds Free

¥ Warning:  It is important to put all children over 40 pounds and under 54 inches tall in booster seats!


Learn more about Child Safety Seat Usage, and the correct use of child restraints.

Visit the District's free Car Seat Inspection Stations.

For more information on Child Passenger Safety Week and to find the car seat inspection station nearest you, visit For live updates follow childseatsafety on Twitter.

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Check Out this Video from

Did you know most people think they're using the right child car seat for their kids ... but they are not?

Prepared by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Related Information

Child Passenger Safety on Facebook