One Size Does Not Fit All: Choose the Right Car Seat for Your Child

  • Sept. 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week
    Yuba City, CA – The Yuba City Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies, public health
    departments and other community organizations to raise awareness about the importance of keeping
    children in the correct car seat for their age and size.
    The effort to promote car seat safety coincides with Child Passenger Safety Week, which is from Sept.
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 46% of car seats are not
    used properly.
    “Children mean the world to parents and caregivers, but unfortunately many are putting them in harm’s
    way without knowing it,” Sgt. Kim Slade said. “Our goal is to educate parents and caregivers on how
    they can keep children riding in the car as safe as possible.”
    “Even if you think you have the right car seat and installed it correctly, it doesn’t hurt to get it checked,”
    Sgt. Kim Slade said. “We are here to help.”
    Under California law, children under two weighing less than 40 pounds and less than 40 inches tall are
    required to be in a rear-facing car seat. Children under the age of eight or less than 4’ 9” tall must be
    secured in a car or booster seat. The fine for not securing a child in the correct child safety seat is $490.
    To find the right seat for your child, visit the NHTSA website. To find a car seat fitting station near
    you, contact your local CHP area office or go to the California Office of Traffic Safety website for a
    listing of car seat programs statewide.
    Funding for this child passenger safety program is provided by a grant from the California Office of
    Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For more information and car seat specifics, click below.


Child Passenger Safety Sheet Fact Sheet


Child Safety Seat Flyer

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