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The Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program provides the following services:
  • Car seat safety checks performed by certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians
  • Education about the proper use and installation of child restraint systems
  • Information for parents and care givers about how to keep children safe in motor vehicles
For clients that qualify, the CPS Program offers assistance in obtaining child safety seats for children riding unrestrained. Qualifications for assistance include:
  • Must be an active WIC client
  • Must be an Oakland County resident
  • Must have an automobile

For further information on the Oakland County Health Division CPS Program or for an appointment, please call: 248-858-2061


Effective July 1, 2008
New Child Restraint Law in Michigan
For Children Between 4 and 8 Years Old

New Law

Children under age 8 and 4'9" must be in a child restraint. A child restraint can be a seat with harness straps or a booster seat used with the vehicles lap and shoulder belt.

What Seat to Use

Some children under age 8 still fit in a regular car seat with harness straps. Check the car sear owner's manual for the weight limit of the harness straps. If your child has reached that limit, you may need to get a seat with a higher weight limit or a booster seat.

Booster Seats

A booster seat must ALWAYS be used with a lap and shoulder belt, NEVER with a lap belt alone.

There are two types of booster seats: no-back and high back. To find out more, visit