- Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death for children. But many of these deaths can be prevented with the appropriate car seats, booster seats and seat belts.
- Car seat use reduces the risk of death to infants younger than age 1 by 71% and to toddlers 1 to 4-years-old by 54% in passenger vehicles.
- Booster seat use reduces the risk of serious injury by 45% for children 4-8 years old when compared with seat belt use alone
The Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) Program
Low income car seat program available to residents in all 88 counties of Ohio provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible, low income families. Through the coordinated efforts of local and regional CPS coordinators, the OBB Program distributes child safety seats and booster seats and provides CPS education. The OBB Program has distributed more than 17,000 child safety seats and booster seats to low income families in Ohio over the past five years.
Goal of Program: to increase availability of child safety seats for families that would not otherwise be able to afford them and to increase correct installation and proper use of child safety seats.
Program Eligibility: A parent or guardian is eligible to receive a convertible car seat or booster seat if are a Perry County resident, are a WIC client or meet current WIC income guidelines. Infant car seats are available to families receiving assistance through Job and Family Services.
How can I get a car seat or booster seat?
Call the Perry County Health Department at 740-342-5179 and ask to speak with Deborah Raney
Car Seat Inspections:
Free car seat inspections are also available for families who already have cars seats but would like a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to assist with the installation. Call Deborah Raney at 342-5179 to schedule an appointment.