Free Child Car Seat Inspections Sept. 9

 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is hosting a free child car seat installation and inspection from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Oak Street parking lot between City Hall and APD headquarters. Car seat inspection specialist Bob Rollins will conduct the inspections. Rollins is a 30-year veteran of the Berkeley Police Department who volunteers with APD.  

California law requires that parents properly restrain all children in appropriate child safety seats until the children are six years old or weigh 60 pounds. In addition, state law requires that parents place newborns in rear-facing safety seats until the children are at least two years old. After the age of two, parents must place children in forward-facing safety seats until the children exceed their seats’ height and weight limits.