The Lorain County Car Seat Program educates parents and guardians on child passenger safety. The program also allows qualifying residents to buy a car seat for $25 or a booster seat for $10.
The Lorain County Car Seat Program is conducted through Lorain County Public Health, in coordination with Mercy Resource Mothers Program, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Elyria Fire Department, Lorain Fire Department, and in-part through the Ohio Department of Health's Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program (OBB) and funding from the Community Foundation of Lorain County. OBB is a statewide program designed to help provide car seats and booster seats to low-income families in Ohio.
All children must ride in an appropriate car seat until they are 4 years old or weigh at least 40 pounds. Every child under age 8 must ride in a booster seat or other appropriate car seat, unless the child is 4”9” or taller. Every child ages 8-15 who is not in a booster seat must be buckled in a seat belt.