Child seat safety event begins Aug. 4

CARLSBAD — The City of Carlsbad’s Police Department is partnering with the California Highway Patrol to host a child safety seat event Aug. 4.
“This event is a way for the Police Department to partner with the California Highway Patrol and educate the community on how to properly install a child safety seat,” said City of Carlsbad Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist Jodee Sasway. “The Carlsbad Police Department is committed to keeping children safe, and events like this help us do so.”
Participants can register for their car safety seat inspection by calling the Carlsbad Police Department at (760) 931-2287. Advanced registrations are preferred but not necessary.
Parents or caregivers are asked to bring the vehicle and safety seat user manuals to the event. If possible, the child using the seat should be present to ensure a proper fit. Inspections can also be provided for expectant parents. Inspections take approximately 30 minutes.
Following the kick-off event, child safety seat inspections will be conducted by the Police Department on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (760) 931-2287 for an appointment.
The Police Department started the program since more than 90 percent of all children are riding in an ill-fitted and potentially dangerous car seat. Spending just a few minutes at one of the safety inspections can greatly reduce the risk.
“Having your child’s safety seat inspected for proper installation can greatly reduce the safety risks,” Sasway said.
The event will be held at the City of Carlsbad Safety Center, 2560 Orion Way, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit chp.ca.gov/community/safeseat.html for additional child safety seat information.

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