The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are working together to focus on child safety through the California Restraint Safety Education and Training (CARSEAT II) campaign.
In addition to educational efforts, the CHP will be conducting enforcement operations concentrating on seat belt violations throughout the year with a special emphasis during the national "Click it or Ticket" campaign and National Child Passenger Safety Week.
"Making sure every child in your vehicle is buckled up in an appropriate car seat for their age and size is the easiest way to prevent serious injury or even death in the event of a crash," said CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. "Drivers should set an example by always buckling up and requiring everyone in the vehicle to wear their seat belt, no matter how short the trip."
California law requires a child be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat in the rear seat of a vehicle until they are at least eight years of age.
More information regarding child passenger safety, child safety seats and seat belt regulations is available at any local CHP area office.
The Bakersfield CHP office is located at 9855 Compagnoni St, Bakersfield, CA 93313.