|About||Our mailing address is Fesler Hall, Room 207; 1130 W. Michigan Street; Indianapolis, IN 46202. For a car seat inspection, please call 1-800-KID-N-CAR.|
|Mission||The mission of the Automotive Safety Program is to reduce injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes in Indiana.|
The Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, with funding from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, has established a network of 122 Permanent Fitting Stations located in 63 of the 92 counties in Indiana.
Permanent Fitting Stations:
Permanent Fitting Stations are places where a parent/caregiver can schedule an appointment to have their child’s safety seat inspected by a certified child passenger safety technician (CPST). The CPST will check the child’s current seat for recalls, proper fit, and proper installation. The parent/caregiver is instructed how to properly use and install the child safety seat. A PFS may provide a child safety seat to children participating in any public assistance program, based on availability.
Find the Fitting Station nearest to you at www.preventinjury.org/fittingstation.asp
Safety Literature and Video:
The Automotive Safety Programs also offers a selection of brochures covering various aspects of child passenger safety are free of charge and limited to Indiana residents in quantities of up to 200.
For $10 per pack fact sheets covering the safe transportation of children with a variety of special healthcare needs are also available. Topics include: Achondroplasia, Autism, Car Safety for Your Child Who Doesn’t Stay Buckled Up, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Hip Casts, and Osteogenisis Imperfecta.
"Special Delivery" a DVD for healthcare providers and parents details the safe transportation of premature infants. This DVD is $100.
You can order all these online at www.preventinjury.org/literature.asp.
Child Passenger Safety Technician Training:
The Automotive Safety Program offers the 32 hour NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Training Program throughout the year.
This course teaches the basics of child passenger safety, including: basic injury prevention, crash dynamics, Federal role and safety standards, proper use and installation of child safety