One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, the right way, every time. Every state in the United States requires that children be restrained while in a car. See the links below for Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Seat Law and other links to important information on how to keep your child safe in a vehicle.
If you need help installing your safety seat or would like a technician to check whether you’ve installed it properly, the federal government has set up child seat inspection stations across the country. You can search for a location near you at NHTSA.gov.
Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program
For information or to schedule an appointment for Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program please call (513) 695-1272.
OBB is a part of the Ohio Department of Health’s child passenger safety program. It provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible low income families in Warren County. The goal is to increase the availability of child safety seats for families who could not otherwise afford them. The site coordinator is also a certified CPS technician who conducts education/installation sessions with the parents/caregivers.
In order to receive an OBB seat a parent/caregiver must be within WIC income guidelines, although recipient does not need to be enrolled in WIC to receive a seat. Family must have a child who is within the age/weight/height requirements for a car/booster seat and must attend an educational class.
An appointment is needed since parent/caregiver must attend a short educational session provided by the site coordinator. In this session, the parent/caregiver receives important education on how to properly use the car/booster seat and how to correctly install it in their vehicle.