To keep our children safe in motor vehicles, the Mentor Police Department provides free child safety seat inspections. The inspections, by appointment only, can be scheduled Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A certified technician will discuss and demonstrate proper harnessing and installation techniques, and make sure you know how to install the child safety seat in your vehicle.
Emphasis is also placed on booster seats for those children who are too big for a harnessed child safety seat, but too small to fit in a vehicle seat belt. Just call the Mentor Police Department at (440) 974-5760, extension 2117 or 2118 to make an appointment. If you live in Lake County and cannot make the times listed, the technician may be able to assist you in finding another technician or checkpoint.
The following topics are discussed and written information is provided during the inspection:
Forward Facing Child Safety Seats
Rear Facing Child Safety Seats
Proper Harnessing Techniques
Proper Installation Techniques
On October 7, 2009, Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Law changed. Booster seats are now required for children between the ages of 4 and 8 who are under 4″9″ tall. For complete details see the following resources: