PASADENA, Calif.–During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24, Pasadena Police Department will provide referrals to parents and caregivers needing assistance installing child safety seats.
“We are offering parents and caregivers guidance to ensure that their child is as safe as possible in their car seat,” said Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Anthony Russo.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 46% of car seats are misused.
California law requires all children under 2 years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat, unless the child is 40 or more pounds or inches tall. Parents are encouraged to keep your child in rear- and forward-facing seats as long as possible. Children 8 and older—who are at least 4 feet 9 inches in height—may ride in the back seat of a vehicle in a properly fitted safety belt.
To search for car seat programs in your county, visit the OTS website. You may also contact your local CHP area office to schedule a free child safety seat inspection.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.