Child Ride Safe Program

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

child in carseatChild safety seats provide the best protection for infants and children who ride in a car or other type of vehicle.

Eligible families may be able to get a new car seat for $ 25.00. Read more: Child Ride Safe

Safety seats are required by law in every state, including California.


California Law

  • Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.
  • Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4' 9" in height must be secured by a safety belt in the back seat.
  • Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California's Mandatory Seat Belt law.
  • Effective January 1, 2017 - Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat.

 Child Safety Seat Videos

 Visit the resources below for more information:


cdc logocarseatCHP


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer