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Police Offer Car Seat Guidance to Parents, Caregivers During Child Passenger Safety Week

Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 5:20 am

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18-24. During that time, the Pasadena Police  Department will provide referrals to parents and caregivers needing assistance with  installing child safety seats. 

“We are here to offer parents and caregivers guidance and reassurances that their child  is as safe in a car seat as possible while riding in the car,” Pasadena Police Department  Lieutenant Anthony Russo said.  

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of  car seats (46%) are misused. 

California law requires all children under 2 to ride in a rear-facing car seat,  unless the child is 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall. Parents are encouraged  to keep your child in rear- and forward-facing seats as long as possible. 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. 

To search for car seat programs in your county, visit the OTS website. You may also  contact the Altadena California Highway Patro9l office at (626) 296-8100 to schedule a free child safety seat inspection. 

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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