Child Safety Seat Information


The Tiverton Police Department holds regularly scheduled child safety seat installation clinics.  All clinics are at Tiverton Police Headquarters, 20 Industrial Way, Tiverton RI 02878. Click below for the 2017 schedule:

The Tiverton Police Department has Child Passenger Safety Technicians who can teach you to properly install your child safety seat or answer any questions you have.  The following department members are Child Passenger Safety Technicians:

Sergeant Marco Valzovano                    401-625-6717 ext. 215

Officer John Leduc                                  401-625-6717 ext. 230


Type of Seat: Infant seats and rear-facing convertible seats
General Guidelines: All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing child safety seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat's manufacturer.



Type of Seat: Convertible seats and forward-facing seats with harnesses
General Guidelines: All children 2 years or older, or those younger than 2 years who have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for their safety seat, should use a forward-facing child safety seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat's manufacturer.


School-aged children

Type of Seat: Booster seats
General Guidelines: All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their harnessed child safety seat should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age.


Older children

Type of Seat: Seat belts
General Guidelines: When children are old enough and large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone, they should always use lap and shoulder seat belts for optimal protection. All children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles for optimal protection.


Additional Information

Keeping children safe in crashes: choosing the right type of restraint

Car Seats: Information for Families for 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics

Car Seat Recommendations for Children

Boosters Are For Big Kids - "The 5-Step Test"

Basic Car Seat Safety Checklists

Motor Vehicle Crash Seat Belt Fact Sheet


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Tiverton Police Department, 20 Industrial Way, Tiverton Rhode Island 02878.  

Non Emergency: 401-625-6717  Emergency: 911

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