It is estimated that over 82% of children who are seated in a child safety seat are improperly restrained. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), more than 80% of the children, under the age of 4, that were killed in crashes since 1990 would have survived if they were buckled up in a child safety seat properly. When used properly, child safety seats can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 70% for infants 55% for toddlers, and 59% for those riding in booster seats.
To ensure that your child is properly seated in your vehicle, it is recommended to not only follow the manufacturers instructions on child passenger safety for both the vehicle and safety seat, but also, once installed, to have the seat inspected at one of the fitting stations located throughout Los Angeles County. Inspection stations have Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians who will inspect your child safety seat, make sure it fits the child properly, and ensures it is installed correctly and located in the safest seat in the vehicle. To make an appointment with a certified technician in your area call 1-866-732-8243 or visit www.seatcheck.org