Thousands of children are injured or killed every year by improperly fastened car seats and most collisions occur within only a mile of the home. The proper use of car seats can increase children's chance of survival by 45 percent.
In 2017 child safety seat laws were updated to focus on increased height and age requirements to ensure that children are tall enough to safely wear a seat belt, before graduating from their child safety seat. Following the California car seat and seat belt laws can help protect your family, avoid fines and most importantly save lives.
Certified technicians will inspect your child's car seat and show you how to properly install and use it – in most cases free of charge.
A variety of community organizations provide support programs to help parents obtain a low-cost or free car seat.
Once children graduate from the child passenger safety restraint, they are able to wear a seatbelt along with teens and adults. Proper seat belt use is imperative for all drivers and passengers - children through elders - to help reduce the risk of highway deaths and injuries. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of crash injuries by 50 percent. Know how to properly wear your seat belt so you and your passengers can travel safely, while abiding by the law.
CIOT is the seat belt enforcement campaign that helped create the highest national seat belt usage rate of 85 percent.
Knowing the car seat safety laws and wearing seat belts properly can reduce the risk of injury to your family this year.
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