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Car Seat Safety Program

Florida Department of Health in Alachua County

Car Seat Events

Where: Alachua County Health Department Main Parking Lot

224 SE 24th St, Gainesville, FL 32641

When: Every 3rd Tuesday, Weather Permitting

Phone: 352-225-4354

Call for seat pricing and to RSVP!

Car Seat Safety Program 

The Car Seat Safety Program was launched in March of 2016. In 2016-2017, the local car seat misuse rate was 98%. This means that nearly every car seat that shows up to an event is installed incorrectly. The misuse rate decreased in 2017-2018 to 93%. The Car Seat Safety Program's goal is to reduce the number of child injuries, child trauma and injury-related deaths. The mission is to change the culture of car restraint usage - both car seats and seat belts - and to help establish lifelong safety habits across all age groups.