The best car seat is one that meets your child's age and size requirements and is compatible with your car. Children are safer in the back seat of the vehicle. Generally, the middle seating position is the safest place in the car, but only if the child's car seat and the vehicle seat are compatible and you can get a tight fit. Due to the countless variations of car seats, vehicle seats, and safety belt systems, the most important thing you can do to make sure your child's car seat is installed properly is to thoroughly read both your car seat manufacturer's instructions and your vehicle owner's manual. If you are unable to secure the seat properly, bring your vehicle, car seat, and child to the Ankeny Police Department to have it checked by one of our Safety Technicians.