Child Safety Seat Inspection

Nora Moore and Crystal Murray are employees with the Rutland City Police Department and are National CPS Technicians trained and certified through the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program

Free Inspections are available to anyone upon request.

To make an appointment at the Police Department, call 773-1847 and leave a message. Contact can also be made through email: or

Free Inspections are also available every Wednesday from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Regional Ambulance Service building located at 275 Stratton Road. To make an appointment please call 802-773-1746

The Rutland City Fire Department also has Tech’s on duty most days. Call 773-1812 to see if they are available.

For maximum child passenger safety, parents and caregivers need to remember the following 4 steps for Kids:

  1. Use rear-facing infant seats in the back seat from birth to at least two years of age and at least 20 pounds.
  2. Use forward-facing toddler seats in the back seat from age two and 20 pounds to about age four and 40 pounds.
  3. Use booster seats in the back seat from about age four to at least age eight, unless the child is 4’9” or taller.
  4. Use safety belts in the back seat at age eight or older or if taller than 4’9”.

It is imperative to remember all children under the age 13 should ride in the back seat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the number 1 killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America.

8 out of 10 children don’t use booster seats.

98 percent of infants and 93 percent of children ages 1 to 3 are regularly restrained. Not enough children ages 4 through 7 are restrained properly for their size and age. Only 10 to 20 percent of children ages 4 through 7 who should be using booster seats to protect them are actually in them. Children ages 4 to 8 are too small for adult safety belts (which lay incorrectly on their necks and along their stomachs). These children need a ‘Boost’ to ensure the safety belt will fit securely across their chests, and low and snug across their hips – to help prevent internal injuries, neck, head and spinal injuries, and even ejection and death in the event of a crash.

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