Need help with getting or installing a car seat? Contact the Baker City Police Department

BAKER CITY – The Baker City Police Department recently received a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation to purchase child safety seats.  These seats are available for low-income families with a small co-pay required. 

Phoebe Wachtel Child Passenger Safety Technician with the Baker City Police Department reports that “according to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), car crashes are the leading cause of death for children. On average, two children under 13 were killed and an estimated 374 were injured every day in 2019 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans.

  • 608 child passenger vehicle occupants died in traffic crashes in 2019.
  • 38% of children who died in 2019 while riding in passenger vehicles were unrestrained, compared to 33% in 2018.

To inquire about a car seat or if you are in need of a seat inspection or help with installation contact 541-524-2014.