Car Seat Inspection
The Tecumseh Police Department is currently participating in the Office of Highway Safety Planning grant to distribute free car seats to those in need. In order to qualify for a new seat you must bring the child with their current seat in the vehicle to the Department for a seat check. If the child safety seat is deemed to be unsafe for the child due to defect, age of the seat, compatibility, or is simply the wrong seat for the child a new seat may be given. Only one seat is allowed per child through the grant program.
Michigan's Child Passenger Safety Law Requires:
Children younger than age 4 to ride in a car seat in the rear seat if the vehicle has a rear seat. If all available rear seats are occupied by children under 4, then a child under 4 may ride in a car seat in the front seat. A child in a rear-facing car seat may only ride in the front seat if the airbag is turned off.
Children must be properly buckled in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4-feet-9-inches tall. Children must ride in a seat until they reach the age requirement or the height requirement, whichever comes first.
NEVER leave your child alone in a vehicle.
TEACH children not to play in, on, or around vehicles.