Estaciones de inspección de los asientos de seguridad para niños


El programa de seguridad automotriz ha establecido una red de estaciones de inspección de los asientos de seguridad para niños, anteriormente conocidas como estaciones de fijación permanente. Las estaciones de inspección de los asientos de seguridad para niños, son lugares donde los padres y los cuidadores de niños, pueden hacer una cita para que los asientos de seguridad para niños sean inspeccionados por un técnico certificado en la seguridad del niño pasajero. El técnico evaluara la manera en que el niño está actualmente viajando, comprobara si el asiento esta en llamada de retiro o alerta del mercado, si se ajusta adecuadamente y si la instalación es apropiada. El padre o cuidador del niño es instruido acerca de cómo instalar y usar adecuadamente el asiento de seguridad para niños.

Este es un servicio gratuito y animamos a todos los padres y cuidadores de niños para programar una cita, para visitar una de las aproximadamente 121 estaciones de inspección atravez de todo el estado de Indiana.


What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Your child, your child's car seat, the car seat instruction manual, the vehicle that you most often travel in, and the vehicle owner's manual. If you have received a Project L.O.V.E. voucher, please bring that to your appointment also.

Can I get help installing my child's car seat prior to the birth of my child?
Absolutely! All that you need to do is to schedule an appointment at the nearest Child Safety Seat Inspection Station and remember to bring the car seat, the car seat instruction manual, the vehicle that you most often travel in, and the vehicle owner's manual.

How long will my appointment take?
Appointment times vary; however we recommend that you plan on approximately 30-45 minutes per child. A better estimate of time will be given to you when you schedule your appointment.

Is there a charge for this service?
There is no charge for this service; however donations are accepted.

Will my child's car seat be replaced if the child passenger safety technician determines that the car seat is not the correct seat for my child or is considered to be unsafe?
Most inspection stations receive funding to provide car seats to those children who qualify for financial need and do not have a car seat or are currently using a car seat that is unsafe. However, funding is limited so there is no guarantee that a new car seat will be provided. Proof of financial need is required (participation in Hoosier Healthwise or any other public assistance program). A miminal donation may be requested if a new car seat is provided.

Are there inspection stations in other states?
Yes, you can locate a list of inspection stations located in the U.S. by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website at www.nhtsa.gov. Note that other states may have different guidelines for their Child Safety Seat Inspection Stations, including policies on replacing unsafe car seats.

Click here to locate a Child Safety Seat Inspection Station near to you.

We would love to hear about your experience at our Child Safety Seat Inspection Station. Please contact Marnita Louzon at 317.274.6718 or mllouzon@iu.edu with comments or questions. Thank you.