Children under age 8 must be properly buckled into a car seat or booster in the back seat.
Children age 8 or older, or who are 4' 9" or taller, may use the vehicle seat belt if it fits properly with the lap belt low on the hips, touching the upper thighs, and the shoulder belt crossing the center of the chest. If children are not tall enough for proper belt fit, they must ride in a booster or car seat.
Did you know that 4 out of 5 child safety seats are used incorrectly? Find out if yours is one of them.
Have your child safety seat checked by a certified technician for correct selection, harnessing, and installation. For more information, call (530) 245-6877.
Free Child Safety Seat Classes
Learn how to place a child in a seat correctly, the safest location for the seat in a car, proper seat installation, and the latest car seat laws. Low-cost car seats are available for those who qualify. Call to pre-register: (530) 245-6357.
Receive a Free Car Seat
Public Health is excited to offer a free car seat to expecting mothers who attend a child safety seat class! To earn a free coupon for the class, participants must be seen by a participating doctor, receive Medi-Cal, and attend three Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) classes. Find out if you qualify by calling (530) 225-5168.