Child Safety Seat Information

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Is Your Child Safe?

4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly
Is yours one of them?

Smyrna Fire is proud to offer FREE child safety seat inspections as a service to its citizens.  The inspection station is open on Monday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by appointment only. 

Request a child safety seat inspection by clicking HERE.

Georgia Child Safety Laws 

  • Child Safety Seat Law - All children under 6 years of age are required to ride in an appropriate child safety seat in the back seat.  O.C.G.A. § 40-8-76.1 (b) (1)
  • Primary Safety Belt Law - All children from 6-18 years of age who ride in a car, van or truck must wear a safety belt. Only one person per belt. (Safe Kids also recommends that children 13 and under ride in the back seat).  O.C.G.A. § 40-8-76.1 (e) (3)

Helpful Tips to Ensure you Child is Safe:

  • Always follow manufacturer's instructions.
  • Infants should ride in rear-facing child safety seats as long as possible (a minimum of 12 months old and 20 pounds).
  • Correctly secure children that weigh between 20 and 40 pounds in a forward facing child safety seat.
  • Always use the safety seat tether for optimal protection.
  • Correctly secure children over 40 pounds in a booster seat or other appropriate child restraint until the adult lap and shoulder safety belts fit correctly (approximately 4’9” and 80-100 pounds, usually between 8 and 12 years of age).
  • Return the product registration card provided for all new child safety seats to the manufacturer to ensure you will be notified of any recalls.
  • Check www.recalls.gov to inquire about any recalls or safety notices on child safety seats.
  • Avoid purchasing safety seats from yard sales, flea markets and second hand stores.