Child Passenger Safety Week is September 19-25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 16, 2021

For More Information:
Commander Mark Goodman (626) 744-4572

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 19-25

Pasadena, Calif. – As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Pasadena Police Department wants to make sure your child is in the right child safety seat.

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 19-25 and focuses on educating parents and caregivers about the importance of choosing, installing, and using the correct car seat.

“Your plate is always full as a parent, but the goal for this week is to remind parents and caregivers to take the time to make children are as safe as possible in the car,” Pasadena Police Department Commander Mark Goodman said. “Anyone with questions about car seats is encouraged to call Traffic Section Sergeant Sam De Sylva at 626-744-7415. We are glad to assist in answering questions regarding this very important topic.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, and nearly half of car seats (46%) are misused.

California law requires a child to be properly secured in a safety seat until they are at least 8 years of age. 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. Children under the age of 2 must ride rear-facing or until they reach 40 pounds or 40 inches in height. Additional information can be found at the California Office of Traffic Safety website: https://www.ots.ca.gov/.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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