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SCDPS Offers Child Safety Seat Demonstrations In Midlands During National Child Passenger Safety Week

Fri, 09/16/2022

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety will be participating in the annual Child Passenger Safety Week September 18-24.

The national campaign emphasizes the importance of choosing the right car seat and proper installation to ensure the safety of children while they are inside moving vehicles on the roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 46% of all child safety seats are used incorrectly.

During the week, SCDPS will be partnering with organizations such as the SC Department of Motor Vehicles and EdVenture Museum to offer free car seat installation demonstrations.

Individuals can attend any of the events below for a free car seat installation demonstrations. 

  • Monday, September 19, 2022 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

              South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
              10311 Wilson Boulevard
              Blythewood, South Carolina 29016

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

              EdVenture Museum
              211 Gervais St.
              Columbia, South Carolina 29201

  • Friday, September 23, 2022 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

              South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
              10311 Wilson Boulevard
              Blythewood, South Carolina 29016

  • Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

              EdVenture Museum
              211 Gervais St.
              Columbia, South Carolina 29201

In addition to the in-person activities listed above, virtual activities will also be posted to the SCDPS social media pages and website throughout the week. 

"We really want to drive home the importance of ensuring your child's car seat is installed and used properly," said South Carolina Highway Patrol Colonel Christopher Williamson. "Too often our troopers see children in vehicles unbuckled or in a car seat that is not suitable for their size and age. Even if you think your child's car seat is installed correctly, we encourage you to have it checked by a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician."

Car seats and booster seats should be registered with the seat manufacturer for important safety updates or recalls that may occur. Parents and caregivers can view more information on car seat safety and locate a certified technician at www.nhtsa.gov/carseat, or at the SCDPS website, https://scdps.sc.gov/buckleupsc/safety_seat_law.


The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.