New California State Booster Seat Law Effective 1/1/12

In case you haven’t heard the news, effective January 1, 2012, children *MUST* be secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint (safety seat or booster seat) in the back seat of a vehicle until they are at least 8 YEARS OLD or 4′ 9″ in height.

Properly buckling your children in before every trip in your car is critical.

Thousands of children are injured or killed every year by safety seats that are improperly fastened by parents or caretakers. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home – so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short.

If you’re not confident of how to properly secure your child in a safety seat, contact your local CHP Area Office, and set up an appointment for a lesson. Visit the CHP website for more information on the child restraint laws or to find your local CHP office. 

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