The City of San Marino Police Department offers its community an opportunity to have a certified professional install their Child Car Safety Seat. As you are aware, many children across the country are injured or killed by improperly fastening safety seats by parents or caregivers. Most collisions occur within a mile of the home, so buckle up your child in a safety seat for every trip. If you are not confident of how to properly secure your child in a safety seat, contact the San Marino Police Department to schedule an appointment with Officer Gomez-Lara or Officer Gosserand. Appointments are made Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. by calling (626) 300-0700.
Is your child ready to fit in a vehicle seatbelt?
Does your child sit all the way back against the vehicle seat?
Do the Child's knees bend comfortably at the edge of the vehicle seat?
Is the shoulder belt crossing the center of the chest?
Is the lap belt low on the hips, touching upper thighs?
Can the child safely stay seated like this for the whole trip?
If you answered "no" to any of these questions, your child needs a booster seat to ride safely in the car. Riding in a booster is more comfortable, too!
Children under the age of 6 may not be left unattended in a car without someone 12 years or older if the engine is running, or the keys are in the ignition, or health and safety of the child is at risk.