Child Safety Seats

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death for young children. A minor crash or even a sudden stop can seriously injure a child who is not riding in the right type of child safety seat. You can reduce the risk by having your child always ride in a properly fastened and secured safety seat.

The Pepperell Police Department can provide information about installing and inspecting your child safety seat. If you would like assistance with installing a child safety seat, or you would like to have your installation inspected by a CPS Technician, please contact Officer Rick Smith.

About the Law

Summary of the Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law (as of July 10, 2008):
  • Children must be in a federally approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall
  • Children ages 8 through 12 must wear a properly fastened safety belt
  • A police officer can stop your vehicle if a child age 12 or under is not properly restrained
Child Seat Safety Resources