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CHP offers child passenger seat safety check-up

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 03, 2021

California Highway Patrol is set to hold a child passenger seat safety check up event in Arroyo Grande on Thursday.

The free event will be held at the Grace Central Coast Church parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 4.

It will include car seat inspections by certified child passenger safety technicians.

The technicians have been trained in the importance of choosing the right car seat and how to install them correctly.

Safety experts say children should be placed in booster seats until they're big enough to fit seat belts properly.

According to the CHP, over 600 children aged 12 and under were killed in car crashes in 2019.

Car seats can reduce an infant's risk of fatal injury by 71%.

This story has been updated to reflect the event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 4.