December 9, 2015 | Blog
For those of us who have children, obviously one of the most important things we think about daily is ensuring our child is 100% secure in our vehicle prior to leaving the driveway. Let's talk about some common sense necessities, as well as some non-negotiable laws regarding child restraint in a motor vehicle.
Let's take a moment to review what Indiana officially has to say about child seats when travelling in a motor vehicle:
Indiana’s Child Restraint Law:
All children under the age of 8 must be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat according to the child restraint system manufacturer’s instructions. Many parents are confused about the law, so troopers want to help explain the proper and legal way to restrain their children.
Indiana State Police would like to remind parents and others who transport children the following safety tips:
Another interesting aspect to this discussion: after a moderate to severe collisionevent, any child seat that was involved in the event should not be used again. The driver determined to be at-fault is generally responsible for financially reimbursing for such a seat.
The bottom line: adhere to the law and follow the guidelines from the state, because they are common sense and straight forward. Following these rules ensures that your child is as safe and secure as possible in the event of an accident. This minimizes injury and promotes the safe-keeping of you and your family.