Reporting Deputy: Sergeant K. Bikul
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Perris, California. – Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18th to the 24th.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Perris Station, Sergeant K. Bikul kindly reminds all, “The Perris Station Traffic Bureau is here to offer parents and caregivers reassurance their child is as safe in a car seat as possible while riding in a vehicle.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of car seats (46%) are misused.
California law requires all children under 2 years old 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.
Child Passenger Safety Week concludes with National Seat Check Saturday on September 24th.
To search for car seat programs in your county, visit the OTS website. You may also contact your local CHP Area Office 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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