Health Department Hosting Car Seat Check Event

VALDOSTA – Lowndes County Health Department will host a car seat check event for the community this month.

This event is hosted as part of the National Child Passenger Safety Week 2021 which is recognized September 19-25.

It is important to choose a seat that is right for the size and age of your child and for your vehicle. Use caution with second-hand child safety seats as they may not be able to withstand a crash, may have been recalled or could be missing key components.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, eight out of every 10 child safety seats are not used correctly. Keep in mind that a child safety seat cannot move more than one inch when testing at the belt path left to right or front to back.

Some common mistakes of car seat installation include :

The car seat check event will be a drive-thru style event where individuals will be able to drive thru and have their car seats checked, installed or reinstalled if necessary.

Those interested in having their car seat checked during the event should visit the Lowndes County Health Department, located at 206 South Patterson Street in Valdosta, on September 22 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The event will take place on the south side of the building.

For additional information, please contact Valeka Carter at or at 229-259-2063.