Child Seat Safety

Scope of the Problem

Photo: children in car seats in backseat with parents in the front

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States.1 But many of these deaths can be prevented.

  • In the United States, 663 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes during 2015, and more than 121,350 were injured in 2014.
  • One CDC study found that, in one year, more than 618,000 children ages 0-12 rode in vehicles without the use of a child safety seat or booster seat or a seat belt at least some of the time.
  • Of the children ages 12 years and younger who died in a crash in 2015 (for which restraint use was known), 35% were not buckled up.


 Stop by one of the listed Safety Check areas below!

Silverton Fire Company
15 Kettle Creek Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
3:00 - 6:30 pm

Lanoka Harbor Fire Department
2 Warren Ave
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
3rd Wednesday of each month
4pm - 7pm


Ridgeway Fire Department
2848 Ridgeway Road
Manchester, NJ 08759
1st Wednesday of each month
4:00 - 8:00 pm

Bayville Fire Department
445 Atlantic City Blvd (US Route 9)
Bayville, NJ 08721
2nd Wednesday of each month
3pm - 6pm