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Health Department
Health and Community Services
43525 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5235

Child Passenger Safety Program

Protect our most precious cargo!

Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. (NHTSA 2023) That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. Most of the injuries could be prevented by using age and size appropriate car seats.  Using age and size appropriate car seat use reduces the risk for injury in a crash by 71–82% for children, when compared with seat belt use alone. When a child grows out of a traditional "harness" car seat, using a booster seat (approximate ages 4 to 7) can reduce the risk of injury by 45% compared to using a seatbelt alone (CDC 2023)

Unfortunately, 8 out of 10 car seats are used incorrectly.   Some common mistakes associated with car seat use are:

  • Not securing the car seat tightly to the vehicle (it should move less than one inch)
  • Not securing the child in the car seat correctly (harnesses should be snug to the child)
  • Not using a booster seat when a child out grows his/her car seat

A nationally certified child passenger safety (CPS) technician provides personalized instruction about how to properly install a car seat in a vehicle, as well as how to properly secure a child in the car seat. 

Inspection Station Locations

Macomb County Health Department(not offering checks but can answer questions) (586) 412-6393

Shelby Township Police Department (586) 731-2121

Shelby Township Fire Department (586) 726-7295

Chesterfield Fire Department (586) 725-2233

Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety (313) 343-2410

Macomb County Sheriffs Department (586) 307-9540

New Baltimore Fire Department (586) 725-2151

Sterling Heights Police Department Direct Contact: Srg. Susalla - (586) 446-2939Secondary: (586) 446-2673"

Traffic Safety Association Of Macomb

Detroit Children's Hospital of Michigan(car seat available upon completion of workshop) (313) 961-BABY(2229)

Silverspoon Home Services (248) 702-6040


Occasionally, parents can find the answers to their car seat questions in one or more of the fact sheets listed below.  If you are still in need of additional information about a car seat, do not hesitate to contact our technician for questions (586)412-6393.


Free and printable; basic need-to-know information on all stages of car seats and the different methods used to install car seats.

Choosing an Appropriate Car Seat

LATCH, Tethers and Seatbelts 

Rear-facing Car Seats

Forward-facing Car Seats

Booster Seats