Press Release

​Sarah Richards, Commander
Office of Community Outreach & Media Relations
601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811


​Fran Clader
Director of Communications
(916) 843-3310



SACRAMENTO, Calif. –The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) received the California Restraint Safety Education and Training (CARSEAT) V grant to support its ongoing effort to improve child passenger safety.  The CHP will use the grant funds to conduct public awareness campaigns, training courses, and enhanced-enforcement patrols through

September 30, 2022.

The CARSEAT V campaign will focus on reducing the number of children killed and injured in traffic crashes throughout California.  To accomplish this goal, the CHP will offer educational seminars, new parent classes, and appointments at local Area offices for child safety seat inspections and assistance with installations.  These efforts will highlight the importance of safety seats and seat belts, and provide information on the proper installation of child passenger safety seats.

“We are raising public awareness of the dangers of traveling with children in a vehicle who are not securely buckled into the appropriate child passenger safety seat,” CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said.  “As a parent or caregiver, it is your responsibility to protect these vulnerable passengers.”

California law requires a child to be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat in the rear seat of a vehicle until they are at least 8 years old.  Children age 8 and older, who are at least 4 feet 9 inches, may ride in the rear seat of a vehicle in a properly fitted seat belt.  Children under the age of 2 must ride in a rear-facing car seat until they reach 40 pounds or 40 inches in height.  For the best protection, all children should ride rear-facing if possible, until they reach the upper weight and height limits of their car seat.  For more information on child safety seats or current California law, visit

In addition to educational efforts, the CHP will be conducting enforcement operations concentrating on seat belt and safety seat violations throughout the year with a special emphasis during the “Click It or Ticket” campaign May 23 through June 5, 2022, and during Child Passenger Safety Week September 18 through 24, 2022.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.


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