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Car Safety Seat Program

Car Safety Seat Program - Rear-facing car seat with child correctly belted-in

The District of Columbia government is making it easier for residents to protect their families.

Project Safe-Child

This program allows DC residents to purchase infant, toddler, and booster seats at reduced rates.

To purchase the safety seats or to obtain educational materials on properly buckling children, visit one of the District's Child Seat Distribution Locations.

 Project Safe-Child
Car Seat Type Child Size Fee
Infant 0-20 pounds $20
Toddler 20-40 pounds $30
Booster Over 40 pounds ¥ Free
Booster (High-back only) Over 40 pounds ¥ $30
Big-Kid Booster Over 40 pounds Free
¥ Warning:  It is important to put all children over 40 pounds and under 54 inches tall in
   booster seats!

Learn more about Child Safety Seat Usage, and the correct use of child restraints.

Visit the District's free Car Seat Inspection Stations.

For more information on Child Passenger Safety Week and to find the car seat inspection station nearest you, visit www.nhtsa.gov. For live updates follow childseatsafety on Twitter.


To improve the safety of DC residents and children through a comprehensive car seat program, and to assist residents with adhering to comprehensive child safety laws, which took effect December 2002.

Program at a Glance

Program Title: Child Safety Seat Program
Agency: District Department of Transportation
Office: Planning and Sustainability Division (PSD)
Type: Outreach and Education

Related Information

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