Car seats available for familiesTaken from the March 6, 2013 print edition.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety has provided 4,591 car seats during the last two years to families in need. The Child Passenger Restraint and Education Account addresses the needs of low-income families to transport children safely. Child passenger safety seat violations fund the account to pay for the car seats.
Families that meet low-income guidelines may be eligible to receive car seats. There are more than 100 locations statewide where car seats are distributed (listed atBuckleUpKids.mn.gov). Car seats are made available through local public health offices, hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments and agencies in partnership with DPS.