It's Child Passenger Safety Week!

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A week dedicated to emphasing the importance of Child Passenger Safety and Car Seat Safety.  

Below you will find information, links, and resources to ensure your children are traveling as safely as possible. This is for you and your kids.

Thank you and Drive Safe Missoula.

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National Seat Check Saturday

September 24, 2022

10 AM to 2 PM

Appointments Only

Call 406-549-6172

Missoula Rural Fire Department

2521 South Ave W, Missoula, MT 59804

Please bring your vehicle, child & car seat

Seat checks take about 30 minutes for each seat.

A Fun Game to Play!

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An Extremely Important Video for Parents to Watch

Riding in a Car

Occupant Protection - It's more than just

Seat Belts and Car Seats

  • An unbuckled passenger can injure or kill other buckled passengers in a vehicle during a crash.

  • Those unsecured groceries or that fantastic steel water bottle are projectiles (i.e., Cannon Balls) in a crash.

  • Kids under 13 years old should be in the back seat away from the powerful front airbags.

  • Unused seatbelts are not a toy and are a possible strangulation hazard.

  • Always check a car seat when exiting a vehicle even if you know you don't have a child with you and never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even for a moment.

  • Montana State Law says children up to 6 years old and 60 lbs. must be in a car seat/booster seat.  We recommend 8 years old and 80 lbs.

  • Up to 4'9" it's still Booster Seat Time! 

Missoula's Car Seat Quick Quiz

I registered my child's car seat.

True  or   False

True  or   False

I know when my child's car seat expires.

I've had my child's car seat checked by a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Tech.

I've checked to see if my child's car seat is on the recall list.

I've checked to see if my vehicle has any open recalls. www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

True  or   False

True  or   False

True  or   False

Need some Safe Travel Options for Children?

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Need something fun for the kids?

Click, Download & Print the Drive Safe Missoula Activity Page!

If you found this page helpful, please share it with others you know who may benefit from this information. Thanks

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Drive Safe Missoula is home to the Missoula County Buckle Up Montana Coalition and the Missoula County DUI Task Force.  Drive Safe Missoula is part of the Health Promotions division of the Missoula City-County Health Department.

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