Nearly 95% of child safety seats checked in Massachusetts are improperly installed!
The Lexington Police Department has officers trained in child passenger safety. These officers will inspect and teach the proper installation of car seats to any Lexington resident.
You may also call the police station business line (781) 862-1212 and ask for the voicemail box for car seat technicians. Leave your contact information and one of the technicians will call you back to set up an appointment.
Massachusetts Law requires that all children riding in passenger motor vehicles must be in a Federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall.
More Information About Child Passenger Safety
- Sign up to receive recall notices on your child safety seat from the US Department of Transportation
- Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Program
Recent statistics issued by the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau show that 22% of children five and under were observed riding unrestrained in motor vehicles.
It was the alarming results of statistics like these that led to the development of the Lexington Child Passenger Safety Program. The Lexington Police Department has advanced the safety of children riding in vehicles through our partnership with the Governor's Highway Safety Bureau (GHSB) and the Lexington Fire Department.