(SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2010) – The Automobile Club of Southern California will host a free child passenger safety education workshop at its San Diego-Mission Valley branch on Saturday, Sept. 11, for parents, expectant parents and caregivers of children up to 6 years of age.
The 90-minute workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. will focus on California’s child passenger safety laws, how to choose the proper child safety seat and how to install child safety seats from infant size to boosters.
Under California law, children should be properly restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat until they’re at least 6 years old or weigh 60 lbs. Safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers. Using a booster seat with a seat belt for older children instead of a seat belt alone reduces the risk of injury by 59 percent, according to the Auto Club.
The class is for adults only. No car seat installations in vehicles will take place. Participants will receive take-home resources, including information on where to locate local car seat installation technicians and upcoming safety seat events.
The class will be held at the Auto Club’s San Diego branch, 2440 Hotel Circle North, 92108. Free parking is available. Class space is limited and reservations are required. Call the Auto Club’s Community Relations office at 714-885-2300 to reserve a seat.