PASADENA – ColoradoBoulevard.net:
During Child Passenger Safety Week, the Pasadena Police Department will provide referrals to parents and caregivers needing assistance with installing child safety seats.
By News Desk
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of car seats (46%) are misused. Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children. In the U.S.A., two children under 13 were killed and an estimated 374 were injured every day while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans.
California law requires all children under 2 years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat, unless the child is 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall. Parents are encouraged to keep their children in car seats as long as possible. Children 8 and older, who are at least 4 feet, 9 inches in height, may ride safely in the back seat of a vehicle in a properly fitted safety belt.
“We are here to offer parents and caregivers guidance and reassurances that their child is as safe in a car seat as possible while riding in the car,” Pasadena Police Department Lieutenant Anthony Russo said.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
We hope you appreciated this article. Before you move on, please consider supporting the Colorado Boulevard’s journalism.
Billionaires, hedge fund owners and local imposters have a powerful hold on the information that reaches the public. Colorado Boulevard stands to serve the public interest – not profit motives.
While fairness guides everything we do, we know there is a right and a wrong position in the fight against racism and climate crisis while supporting reproductive rights and social justice. We provide a fresh perspective on local politics – one so often missing from so-called ‘local’ journalism.
You can access Colorado Boulevard’s paywall-free journalism because of our unique reader-supported model. People like you, informed readers, keep us independent, beholden to no outside influence, and accessible to everyone.
Please consider supporting Colorado Boulevard today. Thank you. (Click to Support)