- Sept. 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety WeekYuba City, CA – The Yuba City Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies, public healthdepartments and other community organizations to raise awareness about the importance of keepingchildren 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.15-21.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 46% of car seats are notused properly.“Children mean the world to parents and caregivers, but unfortunately many are putting them in harm’sway without knowing it,” Sgt. Kim Slade said. “Our goal is to educate parents and caregivers on howthey 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 arerequired to be in a rear-facing car seat. Children under the age of eight or less than 4’ 9” tall must besecured 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 nearyou, contact your local CHP area office or go to the California Office of Traffic Safety website for alisting of car seat programs statewide.Funding for this child passenger safety program is provided by a grant from the California Office ofTraffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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