Free car seat check events for Child Passenger Safety week

Posted on Sep 15, 2022 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds caregivers that using age- and size-appropriate car seats and installing them correctly are the best ways to reduce crash fatalities among children. From the beginning of 2022, there have been two traffic fatalities involving unrestrained minors. Between 2016 and 2020, there were 711 improperly or unrestrained keiki injured in crashes.

“Child Passenger Safety Week is a good reminder that we need to take care to buckle up our keiki, every trip, every time,” said Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation Deputy Director for Highways Ed Sniffen. “We appreciate the awesome work the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition has put into making car seat checks easy and accessible and remind caregivers that a virtual check is just a call away.”

The Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition (KIPC), Adventist Health Castle, and Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii have organized free in-person car seat checks on the islands of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi at the following locations on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 24.


  September 17 September 24
Oʻahu From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Waimanalo Health Center

41-1295 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795

(Note: this is the original location next to St. George Church.)

Contact: Stephanie Capllonch at Adventist Health Castle

Phone: (808) 382-7188

Email: [email protected]

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Waipio Shopping Center
94-1040 Waipio Uka St.
Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
Contact: Karen Tessier at KIPC
Phone: (808) 294-0402
Email: [email protected]


Hawaiʻi Island From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pahoa Police Station
15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778

Contact: John Kaizuka
Phone: (808) 333-9090
Email: [email protected]

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Target, Kona

74-5455 Makala Blvd,
Kailua Kona, HI 96740

Contact: John Kaizuka
Phone: (808) 333-9090
Email: [email protected]


Virtual car seat checks can be arranged by calling the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children at (808) 527-2588.

Anyone with questions on car seat safety is encouraged to visit for more information or to schedule a car seat check if they are not able to make the in-person Child Passenger Safety Week events.

Child Passenger Safety Week is organized by the National Traffic Safety Administration and its partners. This year Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24.