The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency’s Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free child safety seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The safety inspections will be held at the Flea Market parking lot located at 3113 Crows Landing Road in Modesto.
Trained car seat technicians will be on site to assist the public in making sure children are riding in an appropriate car seat for their age, weight and height. This event will provide parents and caregivers the opportunity to learn how to install and use child safety seats correctly.
Approximately 70 percent of all children are not properly secured in a child restraint seat, according to national traffic studies. Properly securing a child in a child safety seat significantly reduces the risk of him or her suffering serious injuries or death.
The inspection event is being conducted as part of a grant provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and granted to the HSA KBS Program with the collaboration of ten Family Resource Centers in the County.
Anyone unable to attend or who would like more car seat safety information may contact Stanislaus County Health Services Agency Keep Baby Safe Program at 558-7400.