Free car seat check events across Idaho for Child Passenger Safety Week

A nurse talks with a mother about child passenger safety while a young child sits in a car seat.

BOISE–A car seat is the most important seat a child will ever sit in. National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 17- 23) is right around the corner and a great time to make sure your child’s car seat fits. The Idaho Office of Highway Safety (OHS) has partnered with organizations around the state for Child Passenger Safety Week and National Seat Check Saturday on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

Last year in Idaho there were 1,943 crashes involving a child passenger between 0-6 years old. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are the leading cause of death for children in the United States.

“We all want to protect our kids as best we can, but car seats can be complicated even for experienced parents or caregivers,” said Carma McKinnon, State Child Passenger Safety Coordinator. “Seat Check Saturday is an opportunity to get free help from an expert, to ensure our little ones are as safe as possible.”

At these seat check events, certified child passenger safety technicians will check if a car seat is the right type for a child’s age and size, check that it fits correctly, and that it is properly installed in the vehicle.

Across Idaho, there are many free seat check events coming up on Seat Check Saturday and beyond:

Host Location Address City Date Time
St. Luke’s Pediatric Edu & Injury Prevention Program


Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA 5155 S Hillsdale Ave. Meridian 9/23/2023 10 am – 2 pm
Caldwell PD and Saint Alphonsus


Treasure Valley Community College 205 S. 6th Ave. Caldwell 9/23/2023 9 am – 1 pm
Thrive Pediatrics


Thrive Pediatrics 4470 N. Penngrove Way, Ste. 210 Meridian 9/30/2023 9 am – 1 pm


Hospital – Nell Redfield 150 200 W Malad City 9/22/2023 10 am – 2 pm
Soda springs


Caribou County Sheriff’s Office 475 E 2nd S Soda Springs 9/16/2023 10 am – 3 pm
Blackfoot PD


Blackfoot Police Station 501 N Maple St. Blackfoot 9/21/2023 2 – 5 pm
Pocatello PD


Pocatello Police Station 911 N 7th Ave Pocatello 9/23/2023 10 am – 2 pm
Rexburg Police Department


Madison Memorial Porter Park Rexburg 9/16/2023 10 am – 3 pm
Grease Monkey, Little Defenders and Idaho State Police, Idaho Community Hosp.


Grease Monkey 2100 Channing Way Idaho Falls 9/23/2023 11 am-2 pm
Teton Valley


Broulims Parking Lot 240 S Main St. Driggs 10/7/2023 11 am-1 pm
Steele Memorial


Steel Memorial 203 Daisy St Salmon 9/23/2023 10 am – 1 pm
Nampa PD


Nampa PD 820 2nd St S Nampa 9/21/2023 1 pm – 3 pm
Lapwai Health, Safe Start, Buckle Up for Life, Smith-Barbieri, Steele-Reese Found, Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation


Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center 504 N. Main St Lapwai 9/23/2023 10 am-1 pm
REO Safety Event St. Mary’s Health 701 Lewiston St. Cottonwood 9/18/2023 Book Your Class with Safe Start (
REO Safety Event Riverside Housing Playground Appaloosa Drive Kamiah 9/19/2023 Book Your Class with Safe Start (
REO Safety Event Orofino City Park 155 Wisconsin St. Orofino 9/22/2023 Book Your Class with Safe Start (
REO Safety Event Cup of Grace 31848 N 4th Ave Spirit Lake 9/26/2023 Book Your Class with Safe Start (
REO Safety Event The Library 601 N. Main St. Clarkfork 9/27/2023 Book Your Class with Safe Start (
REO Safety Event South Boundary Fire District 20 Stagecoach Rd. Naples 10/7/2023 Book Your Class with Safe Start (

For more information about child passenger safety and a map of year-round seat check locations visit