Child Passenger Safety WEEK
September18 thru 24
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Sacramento,
California will observe National Child Passenger Safety Week, September
18 – 24, 2016. Throughout the week, CHP officers will raise awareness of the
importance of child safety seats by conducting community events statewide.
California Highway Patrol Child Passenger
Safety (CPS) technicians
will be available at each event to provide education on how to properly use car
seats, booster seats, and seat belts for children. National Seat Check Saturday concludes the week on September 24,
2016, with statewide events and technicians offering instruction to parents and
To help further
reduce the number of deaths and injuries to child passengers, a new California
law will take effect on January 1, 2017. The new law will require that children
under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs
40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a
manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the
manufacturer of the car seat.
information, visit: http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cdssweb/entres/forms/English/PUB269.pdf
Parents are encouraged to contact their local CHP Area office to make an appointment with a certified child safety seat technician for a free car seat inspection or to request information on any child passenger safety events taking place in their area.
The California Highway Patrol of the Arrowhead Area, will host the local Child Passenger Safety Week campaign at the Convention Center at Big Bear Lake. The Located at the intersection of Big Bear Boulevard and Division Road, CHP will be set-up in the parking lot Friday September 23rd from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. to meet parents and caregivers.
Child Passenger Safety
September 18 thru 24
your child is properly secured is a driver’s primary responsibility,” says CHP
Commissioner Joe Farrow.
up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your
child in the event of a collision.”
According to the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by up to 71
percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers (ages 1 to 4).