Child Safety Seat Program

The City of Bridgeport takes your child's safety in a vehicle very seriously. That is why we are proud to have Certified Child Safety-Seat Technicians available. Officer C.B. Sayers, Officer B.P. Hyde, and Adminstrative Assistant Kim Reed, of the Police Department have been trained and certified in all aspects of Child Safety Seats from Rear Facing Infant Carriers to Booster Seats. These individuals know that every vehicle and every child seat are different when installing them.

It is recommended that you check both the vehicle owner's manual and the safety seat instruction book when installing. Remember, if you have a vehicle made before 1996, using only the seatbelt to install the seat is NOT enough. You must use the locking clip, a brass or silver buckle usually found attached on the rear of the child seat. Consult your safety seat manual or contact a Child Safety Seat Technician for help installing your safety seat using the locking clip as it is more complex.

If you have any questions about your Child Safety Seat do not hesitate to call the Bridgeport Police Department at 304-842-8260. 

It is also recommended that all children 12 and under ride in the rear of the vehicle for maximum safety. Even though your child no longer needs a booster it is still safest in the back seat. The airbag can still hurt younger children who sit in the front passenger area. If there are not enough rear seats for your children then always put the oldest in the passenger seat. If you have any questions about your seating situation don't hesitate to call.

Remember, keep you child in the safety seat they fit in as long as possible for maximum safety. Recommendations are to stay rear-facing until approximately two years of age.

Visit www.carseatsite.com for very helpful videos on installing child safety seats.