On Friday, September 29, 2017, parents and caregivers in Butte County can receive free tips and assistance on how to properly install their car seats. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be on hand to teach parents and caregivers how to identify the right seat for their child’s age and size, as well as how to correctly install and use their car seats.

WHO: Butte County Public Health and California Highway Patrol

WHAT: Car Seat Check Up Event

WHEN: Friday September 29, 2017 from 2:30PM to 4:30PM PM

WHERE: Walmart Parking Lot Oroville

WHY: Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury death for children aged one to 13 according to the Centers for Disease Control. Every 34 seconds one child under age 13 in involved in a crash. There are many factors that continue to place young children at elevated risk for death and injuries including improper use of child restraint, graduation to a seat belt too early and sitting in the front seat of the vehicle. Car seat misuse rates in Butte County are at about 85%.

The goal of the Car Seat Check Up event is to teach parents how to correctly install and use car seats and to ensure that children are in the right seats for their ages and sizes. For more information on Child Passenger Safety Week, including campaign details and event locations, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Web site at safercar.gov/parents.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.