Free child passenger safety seat check this weekend |

Free child passenger safety seat check this weekend

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol will conduct a child safety seat check-up event in the South Lake Tahoe K-mart parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the CHP.

Certified car seat technicians will be available to show parents how to properly and securely install a child safety seat in their vehicle.

National studies show three out of four car seats are not being used correctly, making children at risk of serious injury or death, according to the statement.

A California law goes into effect Jan. 1 and extends the length of time a child must use a child passenger restraint or safety seat by two additional years. The new law means child passengers must ride in a car seat or booster seat until the age of eight or until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall.

The CHP will also collect toys, non-perishable foods and new or lightly used jackets as a part of their annual CHiPs For Kids Holiday Drive. Items donated will be kept locally and given to Christmas Cheer for distribution.

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