This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is conducting child safety seat events throughout the state.
During these events, CHP personnel will assist the public by demonstrating the proper way to install an infant or child’s safety seat and will perform safety inspections for all children in the vehicle who are required to be in a safety seat or a seat belt.
Officer Dave Martinez from the Auburn CHP office shares a staggering statistic around child safety seats.
Child Passenger Safety Week is designed to raise awareness and increase the effective use of child restraint systems in vehicles used to transport infants and children
In January 2012, California’s new child passenger safety seat law went into effect requiring children to ride in the back seat of a vehicle, in either a car seat or booster seat, until the age of eight, or until they are 4 feet 9 inches in height. For those with questions or want an inspection, every local CHP office is equipped to assist drivers install and configure car seats.
Child Passenger Safety Week run through September 22.