4 out of 5 car seats are Installed Incorrectly

More than 50 car seats were inspected during check-up in Hollister
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On March 31, the Safe Kids California San Benito Partners conducted a Car Seat Safety Check‐up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kmart parking lot in Hollister.

More than 50 car seats were inspected by certified technicians from the California Highway Patrol, First Five San Benito County and the San Benito County Department of Public Health. The goal of the Car Seat Safety Check‐up was to make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing their children in the right car seat for their age, height and weight.

Education and information to improve car seat safety is of critical need in San Benito County. Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. According to Safe Kids and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a correctly used safety seat reduces fatality risk by 71 percent and serious injury risk by 67 percent.

The Safe Kids California San Benito Partners wishes to extend its appreciation to its partners, including: California Highway Patrol (Hollister/Gilroy area), First Five San Benito County, San Benito County Department of Public Health, R.E.A.C.H, City of Hollister Fire Department and the Council of San Benito County Governments.

The goal of the Safe Kids California San Benito Partners is to prevent unintentional childhood injuries through the collaborative efforts of community agencies to provide education and public awareness of the leading causes of injuries.

For information on how to properly install your child’s car seat, contact the CHP Gilroy/Hollister Office at (408) 848‐2324 to schedule an appointment.

Council of San Benito County Governments - COG

The Council of Governments was formed in 1973 by the Cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista and the County of San Benito for the purpose of forming consensus on regional transportation issues facing San Benito County. The Council continues this coordination today by providing a public forum for discussion at its monthly meetings.