Car Seat Safety Checks According to California vehicle code the parent or driver shall not allow a child under 8 years, regardless of weight, to be transported upon a highway in a motor vehicle, unless that child is properly secured in a child passenger restraint system, meeting all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards.
On January 1, 2017 a new addition to the car seat/booster seat law went into effect. This addition states that children under 2 years old must be rear facing unless they weigh 40 pounds or more, or are 40 inches tall or more. Current law states that children under age 8 must be buckled into a car seat or booster in the back seat. Children age 8 or older, or who are 4'9" or taller, may use the vehicle seat belt if it fits properly with the lap belt low on the hips, touching the upper thighs, and the shoulder belt crossing the center of the chest. If children are not tall enough for proper belt fit, they must ride in a booster or car seat. Everyone in the car must be properly buckled up.
Did you know 95% of children's car seats are not installed correctly? Car crashes are the #1 killer of children. Don't put your child at risk! Come to a free car seat check up and have a trained technicians teach you how to ensure that your child rides safely.
For upcoming car seat events hosted by LPD and other local agencies, you can view the Current Schedule here.
To see a list of Car Seat Safety Tips, click here to go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Website.
Trained NHTSA Child Passenger Safety Technicians will assist you to ensure that your children ride safely.
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