Fernanda Lopez Halvorson
County of San Diego Communications Office
A $250,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will fund education for parents and caregivers in underserved communities on how to properly install and use child safety seats.
"The protection of our youngest residents is of upmost concern, and it is critical that all communities have access to quality child safety seats and access to the instruction of how they can best be used," said San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency Community Operations Officer Barbara Jiménez.
Funds will be used for a variety of education classes and outreach events, along with the distribution of child safety seats and training on the installation and use of child safety seats.
The car seat safety program includes:
• Child safety seat inspection events and education classes.
• Child Passenger Safety Technician training and recertification courses.
• Child safety seats at no-cost for families in need.
• Partnering with local organizations on car seat safety community outreach efforts in underserved communities.
The program runs through September 2023.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.