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Child Passenger Safety Week Aims to Educate Parents on Proper Installation

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children, and nearly half of car seats (46%) are misused. 

As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Hesperia Police Department is reminding parents and caregivers about the importance of choosing, installing, and using the correct car seat. 

California law requires a child to be properly secured in a safety seat until they are at least 8 years of age.  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. Children under the age of 2 must ride rear-facing or until they reach 40 pounds or 40 inches in height. 

Contact your local CHP office to schedule a free safety seat inspection. Call (800) 782-4264 for more information on our County's monthly education class or our low-cost car seats.