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Culver City Police Department
Monday September 16th, 2019 :: 12:39 p.m. PDT

Advisory

***2019 Child Passenger Safety Week - One Size Does Not Fit All: Choose the Right Car Seat for Your Child***

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2019

Sergeant Solve Loken, Traffic Supervisor

(310) 253-6260, solve.loken@culvercity.org

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

Sept. 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week

Culver City, Calif. – The Culver City Police Department is joining other 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 takes place in the time period of Sept. 15-21.

During this time, officers from the Culver City Police Department will be on the lookout for child safety seat violations, to make sure drivers are securing children properly and using the correct child safety seats. 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," Police Chief Scott Bixby said. "The goal is to educate parents and caregivers on how to keep children as safe as possible when they are riding in a car."

Child Passenger Safety Week wraps up with National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 21.

"Even if you think you have the right car seat and have it installed correctly, it doesn’t hurt to get it checked," Chief Bixby said.

Under California law, children under two years of age, who weigh less than 40 pounds or are 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 seat 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 in part by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Culver City Police Department
4040 Duquesne Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

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