Stanislaus County Health Services Agency’s Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a child safety car seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 10. The safety checks will be held at the Oakdale High School staff parking lot, located at 739 West G Street, Oakdale. Trained car seat technicians will be on site to assist the public in making sure children are riding in the appropriate seat for their age, weight and height.
Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. The car seat inspection event will provide parents and caregivers the opportunity to learn how to install and use child safety seats correctly. Properly securing a child in a child safety seat can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent if involved in a traffic collision.
This is the fourth car seat inspection event of the year. The car seat 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 Health Services Agency Keep Baby Safe Program.
The Keep Baby Safe program is education-based and designed to decrease child passenger injury and death by increasing the proper use of child safety seats throughout Stanislaus County.
Any one unable to attend or who would like more car seat safety information may contact Stanislaus County Health Services Agency Keep Baby Safe Program at (209) 558-7400.