The Santa Barbara Area California Highway Patrol office has partnered with Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital to bring a free Child Passenger Safety Seat Check-up event to the area, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Franklin Neighborhood Center parking lot near Franklin Elementary School, 1136 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara.

Currently four out of every five child passenger safety seats have been installed or adjusted improperly. Local health and safety professionals will check child passenger safety seats to ensure they are installed correctly. They also will check to ensure seats have not been recalled for any reason.

All those who have car seats are encouraged to come. The CHP will not be issuing citations at this event, so participants are asked to encourage those who would benefit from this event to attend.
For more information, contact CHP Officer Jonathan Gutierrez, 805-967-1234.
Funding for the program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.