Sept. 19-25: National Child Passenger Safety Week

September 21, 2021

Does your child need to use a rear-facing or forward-facing car seat? Is your car seat registered and the right size? To many families, the answer is simply “I don’t know.”

September 19 to 25 is National Child Passenger Safety Week, raising awareness about the importance of making sure your child is in the correct car seat, that it’s properly installed and used, and that it’s registered with its manufacturer to ensure you receive important safety updates.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTA) encourages you to follow these important steps to choose the right seat, install it correctly, and keep your child safe.

Get Help Checking Your Car Seat

  • If you have a car seat in your vehicle, visit a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician in your community
  • Use this simple search tool to find a car seat inspection station

The Right Seat

Register Your Car Seat


Ask a certified Child Safety Passenger Technician, which can be found at many local police or fire departments. The technician can conduct a free check of your car seat and teach you how to install it correctly in your car.

Click here to find a list of car seat checkup locations across Alaska.

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