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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant for Child Safety Seat Education Program

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Anaheim, Calif. – The Anaheim Police Department will help parents and caregivers keep their children as safe as possible in the car thanks to a $85,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).

The one-year grant from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021 funds a car seat education program that encourages the proper installation and use of child safety seats.

The grant funds the following activities:

  • One on one appointments to inspect car seats.
  • Child safety seat education classes for parents and caregivers.
  • Child safety seats at no cost to low income families following education classes.
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) training , CPST certification courses.
  • Work with community partners to promote child passenger safety education.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 46% of car seats are misused.

“The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Section has placed Child Passenger Safety as one of its top priorities. This grant will assist us in continuing to provide the highest level of service to our community,” said APD Chief Jorge Cisneros.

“Car seats save lives,” OTS Director Barbara Rooney said. “Keeping children safe in a vehicle is as important as ever, and funding for car seat programs play a vital role in ensuring the proper use of child safety seats.”

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

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