Childhood Injury Prevention

Child Car Seat Checks and Installation Education

Free car seat safety checks and installation education is available for anyone who wants to ensure that their child’s car seat is safe. Checks will take place at Bright Beginnings for Kittitas County.

  • Parking location provided
  • Translation services available

Contact Bright Beginnings Staff to schedule an appointment:

Family Educator: 509-899-7521
Health Services Specialist: 509-899-7524
Bright Beginnings for Kittitas County
220 E Helena Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Facts & Figures

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States.
  • In the U.S during 2016, 723 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 128,000 were injured.
  • Car seat use reduces the risk for injury in a crash by 71-82% for children when compared to seat belt use alone.
  • Booster seat use reduces the risk for serious injury by 45% for children aged 4-8 years when compared with seat belt use alone.
  • Child restraint systems are often used incorrectly. An estimated 46% of car and booster seats (59% of car seats and 20% of booster seats) are misused in a way that could reduce their effectiveness.

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