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Child Safety Seat Inspections

Facts  

Every hour, 150 children between newborn and 19 years old are treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes. More children 5 -19 years old die from crash-related injuries than from any other type of injury.

71% of fatalities and 67% of the serious injuries could have been prevented if they were buckled up. Child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers. For children 4-7 years old, 59% of the injuries could have been prevented with the use of booster seats to position the lap and shoulder belt. More than 90% of child safety seats being inspected are used incorrectly.

  No booster seat
    No Booster - No Good!
Should Your Child Still Be in a Booster Seat?  

Most children need boosters from about age 4 to 9-10 years old. If your child is not riding in a booster, try this 5-Step Test:

1. Does the child sit all the way back against the auto seat?
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably at the edge of the auto seat?
3. Is the lap belt below the tummy, touching the thighs?
4. Is the shoulder belt centered on the shoulder and chest?
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, your child still needs a booster seat to ride safely in the car.

  With booster seat
  With Booster - Better!
  • Inspections are done at the Police Station, 150 S Glendora Ave. 
  • One car seat per hour appointment
  • Please bring car seat instruction booklet and vehicle owner’s manual
  • Service is FREE
  • Missing your appointment date/time will cancel your appointment and first-come-first-served rules will apply.

    Contact CSO Riddle at sriddle@glendorapd.org or 626-914-8250 with any questions.

    Walk-ins are welcomed but please call the PD to inquire.
    Appointments can be canceled due to inclement weather or other work related duties required.