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After an Automobile Crash
Safety Tips (a partial list)
Kosair Children's Hospital
After an automobile crash, you need to:
  • Replace the seatbelts in your vehicle.
  • Replace any airbags that deployed during the crash.
  • Replace any child safety seats that were in your vehicle (even in low-impact crashes). A child safety seat may survive one crash, but can crack, stretch or break in a second crash because of structural damage sustained in the first crash. Oftentimes, the damage is not visible to the naked eye.
  • Check with your insurance agent – most insurance companies will allow their patrons to submit the cost of replacing seat belts and/or child safety seats with their claim.
  • Check with your automobile dealer – sometimes they will replace damaged seat belts free of charge or at a low cost.
  • Since over 90% of child safety seats are improperly installed, it’s a good idea to have a trained child passenger safety technician check the installation of your car seats. It could save your child’s life. Whether you live in JFPD’s response area or not (Jeffersontown Fire Protection District does not offer car seat safety checks), much more information can be found at
  • For more information regarding motor vehicle safety and child passenger safety, consult the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids USA.


10416 Watterson Trail   |   Jeffersontown, KY 40299   |   Ph: (502) 267-8333   |   Fx: (502) 267-0547
10416 Watterson Trail   |   Jeffersontown, KY 40299   |   Ph: (502) 267-8333   |   Fx: (502) 267-0547