The Santa Barbara Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) office will be doing a free Child Passenger Safety Seat Check, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 17. The event is by appointment only and the address will be disclosed once the appointment is made.

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 make certain the seats have not been recalled for any reason.

The CHP will not be issuing citations, so all who would benefit from the car seat check are urged to attend.

For more information, contact CHP Officer Jonathan Gutierrez, 805-967-1234.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.